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MJQ Through the Years 

June 23, 2011
When MJQ opened for business in the basement of the Ponce de Leon Hotel in March 1994, Atlanta had never seen anything like it. The shabby nightclub with the mod design was the singular vision of a 6-foot-4-inch Swedish-Chinese tastemaker named George Chang, and the club's name was a nod to his favorite band, the Modern Jazz Quartet. As the city has evolved over the last 17 years, the club has changed with it. From its humble beginnings as the hippest hole-in-the-wall on Ponce to becoming the city's edgiest dance club, MJQ is still the epicenter for Atlanta's underground nightlife scene. -- Chad Radford
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Courtesy John Robinson
John Robinson's (DJ Gnosis) members-only card shown at the door for entry at the old MJQ.
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