Friday, May 22, 2009

NV Lounge changes ownership

Over the past few months, NV Lounge has been going through some big changes: owners Paul Yates and Robert Shelton sold the Lake Norman nightclub in January to Eric Harwood and Suzette Richards of Southern California.

Since then, Harwood and Richards have gradually been renovating the club and preparing to rename it.

As they approach the end of their remodeling work, the club will be closed next week and will reopen June 4 as Synergy Nightclub.

According to promotions manager Lindsay Ferguson, the club has added a huge chandelier to the main room, changed its color scheme, refinished the bar and dance floor, added separate VIP areas upstairs and also created a window from the main club overlooking Sidebar, the smaller lounge (formerly a sports bar-type space) in back.

Ferguson says the club will host a variety of ages with a variety of party nights:
  • Thursday night will be country night, hosted and DJed by WSOC's Big Sexy.
  • Friday night will be 18 and up Fantasy Fridays with such theme nights as Tiki Parties and Four Season parties.
  • Saturday will be 21 and up dance nights.
  • And Sunday will be the club's Service Industry Night with Pub Pong tourneys.
Former owner Yates says his main reason for selling was a desire to move back to Miami. He and Shelton are pursuing other markets as well. Shelton, along with Angela Swett, is reopening XO, a tapas restaurant and wine bar, this weekend on Bethel Church Road.