Starland Ballroom in Sayreville reopens with grand celebration, concert, for first time since Sandy

A popular club and music venue shut down since Sandy tore through it more than 10 months ago celebrated its grand reopening Friday. The iconic

The iconic Starland Ballroom featured the Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington and other artists.

The iconic Starland Ballroom featured the Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington and other artists. (9/6/13)

SAYREVILLE - A popular club and music venue that has been shut down since Sandy hit more than 10 months ago celebrated its grand reopening Friday night.

The iconic Starland Ballroom hosted the Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington and other artists.

The venue has brand new flooring, a new light system and three new bars.

The Starland Ballroom opened in 2003, and since then, it's been flooded on three different occasions. Superstorm Sandy dumped 6 feet of water into the venue and it was destroyed.

General manager Colin Conway says the reopening was a major step for the community. "It's not only a new chapter for the Starland Ballroom, but also for the people of Sayreville, so we're happy to be back online."

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