There once stood a party place in Davao where locals and visiting guests of the city converge in a night of fun, music and dance from dusk 'till dawn. It is called, and now defunct, The Venue. It was a large, multi-level entertainment area of about 1,200 square meters which can easily hold 1,500 persons at one time. It was a favorite hang-out place at night and a popular venue for live concerts, band performances, big fashion shows, corporate parties, product launches, conventions, national and international billiard competitions and other events that required a huge area. The Venue featured a multi-level dining areas, a big dancing area, nightly entertainment which featured Manila's and Davao's best bands, had state-of-the-art sound and lights system, four themed bars (one was the Espresso Bar of Blugré Café), 24 billiard tables, and the largest Video Wall in Mindanao.
The Venue opened its doors to the public on November 15, 2000. It was a major project of Holiday Entertainment and Music Corporation, the same owners of Linmarr Davao, and the Holiday Transport Group.
|Inside The Venue|
The Venue was located close to the corners of Emilio Jacinto Street and Elpidio Quirino Avenue, fronting the Central Bank in the downtown area. At the parking lot were different cafés, cocktail bars and restaurants. It was a place to bee seen, eat and party in the city.
|Rows of bars and restaurants|
|View of Marco Polo Hotel from The Venue|
|View of Elpidio Quirino Avenue from The Venue|
Today, since December 2010, the very corner where The Venue once stood proudly is now a P35.8 million call center facility of Sutherland Philippines - a business process outsourcing (BPO) company based in the United States.
|Sutherland Global Services Philippines|