Last week, we announced that Green Room, the artsy, alternative sister venue to Revolution Live and America's Backyard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, would be transitioning later this month into its latest incarnation, a more grown-up but still edgy mixology lounge called Stache.
The name might sound like it would cater to an exclusively well-groomed, bow-tie-wearing hipster clientele, but the concept of the new, higher-end, multilevel lounge goes beyond manscaping.
After months of keeping details on the new venture mostly under wraps, Stache has finally announced its soft opening date on Friday, September 27. The launch party is a fundraising event with music by Miami DJs Ess & Emm and New York's DJ Charles Cav to benefit the Broward Health Foundation.
Coorganized by the Glam-A-Thon charity, proceeds from the Glam 'Stache Pin Launch Party and soft opening will help provide uninsured women with life-saving mammograms and other testing for early breast cancer detection and diagnosis.
"I've been very pro-charity all my life. I actually had a company where we produced art, music, and fashion events for a cause," says Mykel Stevens, the main man behind the Stache concept, on how the event came together. "When I started working on this project, I found out about Glam-A-Thon. I heard it was coming up, got introduced to Michelle Simon from Think Magazine, and she made the intro."
For a $10 donation, guests will receive a signature "Glam 'Stache Pin," hors d'oeuvres, and a premium cocktail. "It's perfect -- our place is called Stache, and what they're using this year instead of the pink ribbon pin are little pink mustaches," Stevens says. "The ladies involved are these really hip ladies, and they thought it'd be fun and festive."
But this event is for more than just one good cause -- the folks at Stache intend to make you dance. DJs Ess & Emm are two ladies who play all the cool, alt joints around Miami's artsy Wynwood and downtown neighborhoods, while special guest DJ Charles Cav will bring his signature Williamsburg boogie sound both Friday and Saturday nights.
As for his response to those worried their beloved alternative venue being no more, Stevens tells us, "It's not about selling out. We're still staying true to our musical passion... We're just giving Green Room a face-lift -- it was falling apart a little bit."
"I live in Miami and in L.A., and that's where the concept draws from," Stevens says. "People in Broward have been driving down to Miami to check out these growing scenes in Wynwood and downtown. With Stache, we're just bringing it to them."
Glam 'Stache Pin Launch Party and Stache Soft Opening. 7 p.m., Friday, September 27 at Stache 1920s Drinking Den, 109 SW 3rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale. $10 donation. Visit Facebook and R.S.V.P at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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