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Raleigh's Newest Hot Spot Has An Age Limit - Teens Only

Posted April 6, 2001

— During most of the week, it is better known as Ryan's World Skate Park, but at 9:30 every Saturday night, it becomes Club 4. It is one of the hottest clubs in Raleigh, but there is a catch: you have to be a teen to get in.

The club features dancing, flashing lights and a live D.J., but Noel runs a tight ship: He insists on a dress code and allows no foul language in music. He also has plenty of adults to monitor kids to make sure they do not misbehave.

"It's basically an adult atmosphere, but for kids," says owner Frank Noel. "Kids need a place to go and a good environment, and that's what I'm trying to give them, just a place to hang out, dance and enjoy life as much as adults do."

For those who would rather socialize than dance, there is a non-alcoholic bar, which serves sodas and non-alcoholic pina coladas.

The club opened about six weeks ago. It is located at 8816 Running Oak Drive, just off Highway 70, and is open until 1 a.m.

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