Demolition crews Thursday tore down walls along the alley separating the Cuban Club and El Pasaje in Ybor City.
Tampa City Council abandoned the alley last month at the request of the Cuban Club so the space could be used to create a larger concert venue by consolidating the back lots of both buildings.
Cuban Club officials say the space will hold about 4,000 people and offer a unique outdoor venue.
The first event booked for the space is Tropical Heatwave on May 9-10, sponsored by radio station WMNF 88.5.
From staff reports