The rumors of Green Room closing have been flying around for months now. News of a mysterious new Fort Lauderdale spot Stache have been surfacing for almost as long. But no one knew what was really up until very recently. We spoke with owner of Green Room, and the whole Revolution complex, Jeff John on what is actually happening at the venue. Turns out, Green Room is getting something akin to a nightlife sex change and rebranding as Stache, a 1920s speakeasy with cocktails of the fancy, artisanal sort.
"We are not trying to lose anything that Green Room stood for, in terms of art, music, shows, and talent," John assures, "All of that is going to be incorporated into Stache." They're throwing cash at the space to make it a prettier place to party. There may be changes in decor, the addition of mixology, happy hours, and an early tapas menu, but the artistic and indie vibe of Green Room will remain. It seems like John and his partner in this venture Mykel Stevens -- formerly of the fantastic long-running Miami Beach-to-Miami fete Back Door Bambi -- are trying to bring a bit of the Broken Shaker energy North to Fort Lauderdale.
"If New York City, Miami, Chicago, a lot of these other big cities are doing it, it's only a matter of time before the small cities start incorporating these things." John says of the changes. "I'm trying to be on the forefront while staying true to what we are."