Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Info on club formerly known as Menage

The tacky slide is gone, and Menage’s fall from premier-nightclub status is complete.

Tonic lounge co-founder James Funderburk and several partners (including Tonic’s Andre Araiz and Funderburk’s real estate partner Alvaro Kraizel) ) who purchased Menage and Belle’s BBQ from Stefan Latorre are rapidly renovating the three-level space. It will hold three different concepts.

They’re calling the overall vibe HOM (pronounced “home”) because Funderburk and his partners want it to be a community hub. The bottom floor will be a down-tempo lounge open seven days a week at 4 p.m. The street level, formerly Belle’s BBQ, will be a European style restaurant/bakery featuring local, organic meats and vegetables with additional selections for vegetarians and even raw foodies with menu items created by artist-actor John Love.

Funderburk’s partner Andre Araiz refers to the top level as the Penthouse. They plan to create a club that will house a state-of-the-art sound.

“Our aim is to make this place feel like your own personal place in uptown Charlotte, that you can identify with in terms of design, ambience and sound,” Araiz said.


Anonymous said...

So Belle's is no more?

Tonya Jameson said...

The menu from Belle's is being served at Daddy's across the street.

Anonymous said...

I cannot begin to tell you how incredible this is. I will be moving into Avenue condos in a few months and will gladly support this venture to the hilt. I am an avid organic shopper and the fact that they want to do local organics as well is a huge plus. European Bakery........okay, pinch me...better yet, kick this really Charlotte ?
I just can't wait to see wont the next 2 to 3 years holds for uptown.

Anonymous said...

Opps !

I meant .....

I just can't wait to see WHAT the next 2 to 3 years holds for uptown.

See how physced I am !