Friday, November 23, 2007

The Vault has opened

Impulse isn't the only new bar to open recently. The Vault opened on Hale Street without much fanfare. The place is a little hard to find since there is no signage. This bar is reported to be smoke-free and caters to a professional crowd. The Gazz reports the place has great ambiance. Not to mention a dirty martini.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

New Capitol Street Nightclub opens Friday

I hope Impulse does well, but a ten dollar cover charge is a little much.
Not even Thanksgiving will be a day off for the crew, who will eat
dinner and then head back to Capitol Street to place the finishing
touches on the building. Amores, the ex-wife of former House Judiciary Chairman Jon Amores, said she plans to open the bar in phases.

But she wanted to get the doors open in time for the holidays, she said. On
tap for Friday's opening is Supa Skip, a deejay from North Carolina who
has appeared on MTV, and Joey Stepp, who was rated the number-two
bartender during Quest 2007, a training and competition program for
"flair" bartenders, who can do tricks when they serve drinks

It has been reported that the club will also be smoke free, which is a good change for downtown Charleston night spots.

Disappointed landlords to sell Cazon building

Looks like Cazon will not be reopening.
Samples and co-owner George Manahan, who both run public relations and consulting firms with offices in the building, are asking the building’s appraised value, $3.2 million, Samples said.

“We’re looking for either tenants or partners in the building, or we’ll sell to investors or whoever,” he said. “Our preference is to have a partner or buyer.”

Cazon owner David Mitchell had rented the building’s 3,500-square-foot first floor since July 2006 on a five-year lease, but this summer he stopped paying his rent, Samples said.

Samples said he didn’t know Mitchell’s whereabouts. Mitchell and other Cazon officials did not return calls for comment.

“It went south for him, and it went south for us,” Samples said. “It started to distract us from our primary business.”