So, not that I am the "authority" on downtown but I do see quite a bit working down here.
My work friends and I chat about "tainted spaces" and it looks like the old Bimini Bills is one of them. The next venture in that space (212 S Ludlow) will be The A List Lounge. I love to read Alexis Larsen's write-up in the DDN. See below for her write up from the paper yesterday.
Demetrius Wright and Donald Jones have big plans for the former Bimini Bills location at 212 S. Ludlow St. in downtown Dayton and it comes with an equally ambitious name — A List Lounge.
The co-owners of the A List Lounge say they are looking to attract the “after five downtown professionals that are 30 and up.”
Wright assures that those who remember Bimini Bills will still recognize the space with it’s handsome brick walls and spacious bar, but there will be many differences as well including the kitchen area which has been converted into a lounge space and a larger dance floor with couches along the walls. Wright explains, “it’s like an upscale lounge and sports bar.”
Wright and Jones currently say they have plans to open sometime during the second week of November.
The Lounge will not have a menu and will be cocktails and drinks only says Wright. Business casual attire will be required for customers and music from the ’80s and ’90s will be showcased. Wright and Jones say they see themselves as similar to another recently opened downtown bar — Sidebar — except for “bigger and we have a dance floor.”
Some things they have planned for visiting A-Listers include a Thursday Latin dance night which will include instruction, an old school night on Friday’s that will include 92.1 FM broadcasting live and karaoke backed by a live band (Dave Speed and Band) on Saturdays.
Wright said he has been doing club promotion for the last 15 years and this has been a long time coming with an active search for an A List Lounge space going on for the the last year-and-a-half.
A List Lounge: 212 S Ludlow St., Dayton. (937) 220-9330