That lounge Eater Vegas uncovered at the Juhl residential high rise is now revealed to be equally high on concept and inspired by a decade you probably didn't see in your Nash Ambassador's rear-view mirror.
Currently under the working name of Classic Juhl Lounge, building resident Jerome Harry plans to turn space #111 into a classic car themed tavern with cocktails named after 1950s cars and entertainers. The decor will be decade appropriate and the soundtrack will include mid-century tracks played by a DJ or live acts two days per week.
The rectangular 1,052-square-foot lounge will be able to accommodate about 31 guests inside and 12 more more at the three tables they'd like to place outside on Bonneville Avenue. Six people can sit at the bar and small tables and circular seating fill up the interior.
Proposed to open seven days a week, from 4 p.m to midnight and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, their resident DJ will drop in current hits a couple of days a week. But the owner has thoughtfully already agreed the music volume will be low enough you will be able to enjoy a conversation in the compact space.
Also planned, bi-monthly performance of live comedy and local singers all built around a retro theme, overseen by co-owner Selina Brown. When live events are scheduled they expect a maximum $10 cover charge.
The team is already thinking of wine tasting events, early evening networking, happy hour deals and other attempts to engage Juhl residents, close locals and businesses to foster a sense of community. To prove they aren't opportunists parachuting into downtown, the owner will actually live in the apartment directly above the bar, accessed by a spiral staircase.
The venture is fully expected to pass the permit process. A timetable for completion has not yet been announced.