September 2 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Honiton nightclub being given brand new look as leaseholder bid to turn it into a ‘live’ entertainment venue.
Honiton’s former Pit Club is set to re-open with a theme based on a French period living room.
The Boutique, which will formally open on October 6, is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment.
Professional DJ Paul Wrigglesworth, who is leasing the building from Ottery St Mary businessman Graham Hudson, wants to develop the club into a “live venue”.
He says he wants to give patrons “a unique experience”, not available anywhere else in the UK.
A strict dress code and door policy will apply on Saturday nights when The Boutique will operate as a nightclub.
No trainers will be allowed and men must wear collars. Comedy nights, live music and other events are being lined up, but Mr Wrigglesworth says he is open to suggestions to ensure he provides what the community wants.
Zumba and dance classes could be offered at The Boutique during the day or early evenings.
A new dance floor, sound system and staircase have been installed and the Northcote Lane club is now being totally redecorated.
It is being given a French theme, featuring period wall coverings.
The club’s upstairs, which will not open until the beginning of November, could operate from noon. It is being marketed as a cocktail lounge and will serve cocktails, champagne, wines and boutique beers.
It is also being given a French theme and is being furnished with leather sofas.
Kevin Mullett has been appointed manager of the venue.
Mr Wrigglesworth told the Herald: “For the first month, the club will be open on Saturday nights only.
“We have got a license to operate from 8pm to 3pm, but will play it by ear.
“I aim to have some amazing bands at The Boutique on Friday nights and possibly have comedy nights on Thursdays, on a bi-weekly basis.”
Men only and women only nights could be introduced, along with singles and karaoke events.