Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sunset Club rumors

The Sunset Club in South End is currently undergoing renovations as its owners work to update its interior design and sound system. But it seems as though during this time, a rumor about its private status keeps popping up needs to be dispelled.

Sunset Club is not going to go back to its "members only" days, GM Krystie Phannareth assures me. Obviously, it's still a private club (as are all bars in North Carolina that don't serve food), so you have to either be a member or a guest of a member to get in, but it won't be entirely exclusive as so many people have implied lately.

Sunset, originally scheduled to reopen in late June, is now set to reopen later this month.

In the meantime, you can check out KISS Lounge, a new venture from Sunset's owners on West Woodlawn, this weekend. A grand opening party (but not the official one, Krystie says) is planned for Saturday night (10 p.m., $10 cover, located between The Gentlemen's Club and The Red Door). I'm getting a sneak preview of the bar-restaurant-lounge Thursday during Kris Jenkins' going-away party and will have a full review in next Friday's CLT.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Sunset Club is not going to go back to its "members only" days, GM Krystie Phannareth assures me. Obviously, it's still a private club (as are all bars in North Carolina that don't serve food), so you have to either be a member or a guest of a member to get in, but it won't be entirely exclusive as so many people have implied lately."

You think THAT explanation clears it up??!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear of new clubs opening but the location for KISS seems kinda shady. Seems like they have a lot of car break in's over there. But good luck to them.

Anonymous said...

The Kiss Club sounds like its opening in a terrible location, between a strip club and a porn shop....nice.

Steve Reynolds said...

The location of KISS Lounge is kind of shady. Good luck...wonder what will be in the spot in 4 months...I'm sure an empty spot. Has to be the worse place to open a bar. I guess it depends on the type of crowd the new owners are hoping for. Seems like the owner would have learned something with the Sunset Club...not to be in the bar/club/lounge business. The owner couldn't get a constant crowd to Sunset in South End (well, any type of crowd)...what about this location for KISS Lounge. If you fail in South End, I guess try something shady between a porn shop and a low end strip joint.