French living room theme for former Pit Club

13:04 27 September 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.

0 comments

Other News Stories

11:02
Danyl Johnson presents Edward Samwell with his £25.000 cheque at his home in Halletts Way Axminster. Picture: Malcolm Rouse

Edward, 75, said he was ‘gobsmacked’ when the cheque was delivered to his home

Read more
The hydro-pool at the Hawkchurch Resort and Spa.

Hidden in the tranquil setting of the Axe Valley countryside lies a unique resort, offering a five star service.

Read more
09:12
Sgt Mat Helms with Zoe Braunton-Turner a leader with the 1st Honiton Scout Group.

Honiton’s police sergeant has donated a big box of dressings and bandages to 1st Honiton Scouts.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
�

A charity ball to support an Exeter-based cancer charity needs the support of Honiton residents and businesses.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Various fruits and vegetables on counter

Blustery weather and rain failed to dampen spirits at the 54th Upottery Flower and Vegetable Show.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Carol Gilson.

A Honiton mobility scheme has enhanced the life of two people.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Partnership manager Richard Burningham (leftt) with Richard Kempton of South West Trains holding copies of the new “Devon – Great Scenic Railways” booklet.

East Devon and the Axminster to Exeter railway line is to be more widely promoted across the region, thanks to a new initiative.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Red Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6349. Picture: Terry Ife

The Red Arrows put on a fantastic display at Sidmouth to a bumper crowd on Friday evening, the weather was just perfect for such an event.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
A T-Rex goes on a walkabout around the Strand. Ref exe 34-16AW 4207. Picture: Alex Walton

Children and adults alike enjoyed the opening of the dinosaur safari in the Strand in Exmouth on Sunday.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The cycling team who are all hoping to raise £1,000 for a good cause.

A trio of cyclists embarked on a charity challenge and climbed more than 24,000 feet in 24 hours over the weekend.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications