The Commodore, renovated music club on Meeting Street, opens Wednesday night

A look inside The Commodore, an old music club on upper Meeting Street brought back to life in 2016.


A jazz club on Meeting Street that’s been shuttered for years is reopening Wednesday night under a new name and management.

The Commodore, formerly known as a Touch of Class, opens at 504 Meeting St. at 5 p.m. with a full bar and basket foods like sandwiches and sides. It will be open nightly until 2 a.m.

On Monday, the bar will be open starting at 4 p.m.

Taylor Grant, who also runs the temporarily-closed Palace Hotel, owns the business. Ernest Pinckney, owner of Touch of Class, still owns the property.

Grant plans to use The Commodore as a music venue for local and touring bands, as well as a house band comprised of jazz and funk musicians. The first live band will play at the new venue Friday night.

The Palace Hotel, which Grant co-owns with “Southern Charm” reality TV star Shep Rose, has been closed since mid-January after the upstairs apartment caught on fire. Grant said crews are still working to repair damage, and he hopes to get the Hanover Street bar back up and running sometime in the next few months.

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