Apex, a gay bar, opened at 11633 Lorain Avenue in February 2004. Much like its predecessor, MJ’s Place, Apex featured drinks, dancing, and live entertainment. Seven months after opening, Apex underwent a change of ownership. Apex’s new owners conducted renovations to Apex’s existing bar space, including the addition of a patio. The club’s new owners held Apex’s “grand re-opening” party in August 2004. Apex’s new owners expanded the bar’s entertainment offerings, including the addition of regularly scheduled karaoke, game shows, contests, theme nights, and weekly drag revues. Apex closed in 2008. The bar reopened as Hush the following year.

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11633 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111

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