Mare still Mare, managers say
Builder Scott Morgan, of Stillwater, said Sunday that he and business partner Fred Sharifipour, of Altamont, plan to buy the business from Chase Petrones LLC. They’ve been leasing the space since last fall.
The front room has been closed for the last few weeks while Morgan and company finish remodeling and painting and swap out the furniture, with an eye on creating a martini lounge-like atmosphere.
During the work, Mare’s dance club and second floor have remained open for partiers. The front room is expected to reopen within a week, Morgan said.
The multi-venue music house, known for its summertime patio crowd, has changed hands and its appearance seemingly every season or two; in previous incarnations it has been called The Metro and Luna Lounge; this summer, as Mare, it was home to the Twilight Grille burger joint.
Morgan acknowledged the venue’s fickle track record and implied it’s something he aims to change.
“This place needs a real identity and it hasn’t had an identity,” he said.
Call 583-6955 or look up Mare Nightclub on Facebook for more information.