In the years since Sam’s club closed its doors, it has become the go-to place for folks seeking to get into the world of nightclubs.
That is until this year.
The Sam’s family has been working to make the club a better place.
Sam’s Club’s founder and longtime CEO Sam Sam has a plan to open a new club in his hometown of Akron.
He said the club’s name will change from Sam’s to Sam’s Nightclub.
“We’ve been working on this for a long time,” he said.
“We’re not doing it because it’s too late.
We’re doing it to make Sam’s an even better place for everybody.”
The idea came to Sam in the wake of the deaths of two members of his family.
For years, Sam and his family struggled to find a place for their two children to live and play.
The family moved around, moved jobs, and even moved from town to town.
“I’m a single mom.
I had two kids that were living in foster care, and that was a big thing for me,” Sam said.
In addition to raising money for Sam’s nonprofit, Sam is looking to make a big splash in Akron.
He’s putting the $250,000 on the table.
“This is the only club in Akron, that’s worth the money,” he added.
Sam’s is one of only a handful of clubs in the United States that accepts the club card.
Club cards are issued to people who want to purchase tickets for a show or to get in on the dance floor.
With the Sam’s name change, Sam’s will be the only place in Akron to get a Sam’s membership card.
Sam said that is one reason he chose Akron.
“It’s a small town, and we love it here,” he explained.
“If I can do this, it’s going to be something for Akron to be proud of.”
Sam’s plans include adding new DJs and staff, and expanding into other parts of the country, including Ohio.
Sam said that the club is not only about his family, but also about the city.
“The Akron community is so much stronger because of the Sams, and I want to do my part to make Akron a better community,” he continued.
“I want to be able to continue to provide a positive, positive, supportive environment for the Sam family.”
Sam said the Sames want to make sure the new Sam’s is a family-friendly, fun club.
“We want people to know the club as it was, and not have to change it to accommodate for new people,” Sam explained.