Giant Shark Landed By Flo’s and Mardi Gras Will Reopen

Mardi Gras nightclub's famous Great White went up for sale on Facebook Marketplace, and a popular clam shack captured it.

It was the shark sighting that reverberated all over Rhode Island and beyond: Mardi Gras nightclub, which closed last November, listed its famous twenty-five-foot fiberglass shark for sale for $1,000 on Facebook Marketplace, and the inquiries started to roll in.

Everyone wondered who would be the lucky new owner, and finally, Flo’s Clam Shack in Middletown posted a photo of it to the restaurant’s Facebook page with the caption: “Coming to Flo’s. Going to need a bigger Shack!”

Flo’s will re-open for the season March 21 and 22, and it plans to incorporate the shark into its kitschy seaside decor.

On Saturday morning, Mardi Gras nightclub also announced on Facebook that it will be reopening under a new name. It closed in November 2017 after twenty-eight years in business. The club’s Facebook page stated: “It’s Official!!! The Mardi Gras Multiclub, Former home to the now famous Shark is Re-Opening! THE GRAND RE-OPENING IS FRIDAY MARCH 16 AND OUR New name is The NIGHTCLUB 5!! On Route 5 with the Top 5 Clubs in 5 States (Or Thereabout) Cant wait to see you all again!! John Readey, Staff, and Friends.”

Still wishing for a piece of the former Mardi Gras nightclub? There are still a pair of eighteen-foot palm trees listed for sale for $600 on Facebook Marketplace.



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