Mario Côté

Lux Lounge opens

Offering live music and featuring a new menu, Red Deer’s new night hotspot is now open. The Lux Lounge, formerly the Olive (4928C 50 St), is now under new ownership.

Offering live music and featuring a new menu, Red Deer’s new night hotspot is now open.

The Lux Lounge, formerly the Olive (4928C 50 St), is now under new ownership.

A group of six Red Deerians — with the main partners Dana Carlson, Mario Côté and Daniel Christen — took over the venue about a month ago.

Carlson said there are some changes with the Lux Lounge but it will continue to support local music and local art.

He said they want to cater to professionals and business patrons.

“We want to try to provide a bit of a community where they can get to know each other, network and bolster local businesses,” said Carlson, who is a local lawyer and works in concert promotion.

The lounge will be open Tuesday to Saturday with open mic on Tuesdays and likely live music on Thursdays and Saturdays.

A new system has been installed to improve the sound. Carlson said the Lux may bring in some special acts but they are limited by space.

A new menu is in the works and will feature items like gourmet flat bread pizza. Carlson said they are considering having specials, such as cheese fondue nights.

The liquor menu will include specialty spirits and wines.

The renovations are not wrapped up but changes include relocating the main stage a central spot near the entrance of the bar, adding chandeliers, new seating and wall paper.

The washrooms are also getting a face lift.

Because there are acts booked to play the venue, the work is being done when the bar is closed. The Lux Lounge officially opened on Tuesday.

The name pays homage to the original name of the spot, Deluxe Lounge. The Velvet Olive was operated and owned by Penny Elliott since 2004 before Peter McGee took over last year. McGee said it was with mixed emotions that he sold the business but he is ready to move on.

crhyno@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Red Deer woman wins $1 million in lottery

A Red Deer woman spent $5 on a lottery ticket and became… Continue reading

Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show in Red Deer this weekend

The event is at Westerner Park Friday to Sunday

Blackfalds closes road because of spring thaw

Broadway Avenue from Aspen Lakes Boulevard to Township Road 40-0 to be closed on Monday

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

MELFORT, Sask. — A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos… Continue reading

WATCH: Fashion show highlights Cree designers

The fashion show was part of a Samson Cree Nation conference on MMIW

Puddle splashing: A rite of spring

Is there anything more fun than driving through water-filled potholes in the… Continue reading

Home renovator Mike Holmes oversees reno for paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player

AIRDRIE, Alta. — One of Canada’s most recognizable home renovators has acted… Continue reading

The endless war against invasive species

Group looks to protect native ecological environments in Alberta

WATCH: Fashion show highlights Cree designers

The fashion show was part of a Samson Cree Nation conference on MMIW

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ‘19-20

Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might… Continue reading

Danish receiver Nielsen looking to defy the odds again, this time at CFL combine

TORONTO — He’s coming to the CFL’s national combine as a definite… Continue reading

Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

MARICOPA, Ariz. — A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring… Continue reading

Richie Mehta’s ‘Delhi Crime’ series, about 2012 rape case, hits Netflix

A drama series made by Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta and based on… Continue reading

Most Read