The scene of the biggest tragedy is going to find a new location to reopen. 49 people lost their lives in the attack, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings on US soil in recent history. Many of the victims were LGBT and members of the Latino community.911 recordings later revealed that the gunman had pledged allegiance to the Islamist terrorist group known as ISIS.
The club permanently closed in the wake of the attack. Barbara Poma, the club’s owner, seeks for a new place to relocate the club after rejecting the offer from the city to turn it into a memorial. It is important for Poma to reopen the club in order not to let hate win. She said she had been financially crippled by the loss of the club’s income, but added: “Pulse is going to reopen [in a new location]. By reopening it, same name, same format that we had, it just proves, you know, that hate will not win. t’s something to start new memories, as we’ve created many memories here at the old Pulse. It will be something other than a nightclub. Whatever structure, space, my hope for it, is eternity.”