Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"The Shrine" is Coming

Today we got word from a reader that a new sign for "The Shrine" has gone up around where we heard the new club/lounge/bar would be. After doing some more digging, this looks to be the new club. The Shrine is located at 2109 S. Wabash Ave and looks to be a relatively big space. According to Metromix:
This South Loop club-lounge combo with so-called "Africa meets James Bond" decor debuts in the former Chicago Legends space in late May.

Expect to find two distinct spaces with separate entrances. On one half, you'll find a DJ-driven dance club with a stage and sound system ready to host local and national music acts. On the other half, The Coup d'etat lounge will offer a sophisticated space for cocktail-sipping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (when the club half is closed) and VIP treatment throughout the weekend. And both smokers and non-smokers will appreciate this: A separate outdoor smoking patio that eliminates the in-out hassle as well as the requisite cloud of smoke near the entrance.
The name of the club doesn't really spark to us, but we will give it the benefit of the doubt and reserve our judgment until it opens and we can check it out.

(Hat Tip: TD)
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