Joining a growing trend of venues choosing to skip the Arts District footprint and head to the neighboring Gateway District, a new bar and lounge has well-advanced plans to bring live music and an upscale clientele to Main Street.
Owned by local entertainment producer Jimmy Smith, Level One Bar & Lounge is making its way through the City’s permit process, replacing the former 2,315-square-foot Kana Shoppe at 1410 S Main Street, a short distance from Imperial Avenue.
Hoping to be open from noon to midnight seven days a week, and closing at 3 a.m. on the weekend, Level One will work to curate a “mature” customer base, aged 35 and up, and host live blues and smooth jazz performances twice a week.
The under construction, long, narrow space is adding a rear and front lounge, seven seats at a bar located by the main entrance and a 120-square-foot patio on Main Street. An estimated opening date has not been announced.