Two distinctly different themed venues make the move to Fremont East, replacing shuttered nightlife spaces and upgrading the buildings with two equally quirky concepts.
Overseen by Ryan Doherty, a partner in Park on Fremont across the street and the Commonwealth cocktail lounge two doors down, Cheap Shot will be home to a Parisian-styled live entertainment venue, currently being built inside the former Don’t Tell Mama venue.
Themed as a theater and playhouse, Cheap Shot already expects to host two live shows a night, seven days a week. Performers can work on a small corner stage and on top of a small dancer's platform. Cheap Shot also plans a new outdoor, 4,000-square-foot patio for the roof like its Commonwealth neighbor.
Next door, inside the closed Beauty Bar tavern and accessible via its own separate entrance, We All Scream transforms the bar into a retro, 1950s-era, brass and dark wood drug store and ice cream parlor. A corner ice cream counter will also open onto to Fremont East, selling to pedestrians.
Inside, customers sit in the main lounge, at an 18-seat cocktail bar, or outside in the beer garden, home to a single-person operated bar installed inside an Airstream trailer and close to a mobile DJ booth.
Yet to officially announce either project, an estimated timetable to complete the 4,000-square-foot street level makeover and the 2,063-square-foot rear garden, has not been revealed.