Cobalt's Blue Re-do

Posted by Hearsay
May 16, 2008 5:17 PM |
Tomorrow night Cobalt will christen its new special-event party Flight 1639 with Los Angeles-based DJ Scotty K spinning big and bright tunes sure to please the crowd. And if that fails to get you flying, the 2(x)ist Rocketdog models surely will. But Flight 1639 isn't the only thing new to come from Cobalt in 2008. In fact, the club is undergoing a ''top to bottom'' remodel. But don't worry. Cobalt's Jason ''What Would You Do?'' Royce assures Hearsay there will be some unreconstructed tops left when they're done, hopefully in time for Pride. They're already about a month into it, though the changes to date have been mostly stuff not terribly noticeable, from a new bar-area floor upstairs to electrical improvements to plumbing, including spiffy bathroom fixtures, including "green" urinals! (Hearsay always likes it when the pee flows green.)

But wait, there's more! Royce tells Hearsay the remodel is the ''first major remodel since the beginning'' of the current incarnation of Cobalt some seven years ago. (And stay tuned for the 7th Anniversary Party in July.) ''When it's all said and done, it's going to be a whole new club.'' But not that new. Still owned by Eric ''17th Street Nightlife Governor'' Little, Cobalt ''will remain what it always has been. It will be different and dramatic, but it'll still be the same ole, new and improved Cobalt,'' Royce jokes. Royce himself is same ole, new and improved: Though he's been calling most of the shots for a while now, he was just officially promoted to General Manager. Which means he gets to manage the generals.

Up top, at the club end of things, they'll be upgrading the DJ booth and making other changes to ''take it to the next level.'' And the bottom? They're in the early stages of reinstalling a restaurant down there, which should open later in the summer. They haven't settled on a name much less the menu, though Royce promises diner-style comfort food and late-night dining even on weeknights. Hearsay's already getting giddy about the prospect of late-night restaurant-hopping in the neighborhood...

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