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Matt Haldane writes, The Venue Scottsdale is getting a new look and an additional 8,000 square feet, which is set to debut in first-quarter 2013.
“The renovation process going on here at The Venue has been kind of a long one,” said David Twigger, director of sales and marketing for the business.
The building has gone through multiple iterations in the 17 years California resident Victor Perrillo has been operating there. It opened as the Cajun House and became the Venue of Scottsdale in 2005 when it began hosting private events. Until 2010, The Venue was mostly known as a concert hall, which was its primary business. It began to transition away from concerts that year, hosting other special events. The Venue has already spent $1 million on the latest renovations expected to cost between $1.5 million and $1.75 million, according to Twigger.
Gone is the New Orleans style décor, including the cobblestone street. It now has a stamped concrete floor, granite countertops and a limestone bar and façade. The venue also is getting new lighting and sound systems, which Twigger said is an ongoing process because that equipment will be continually upgraded.
The venue also is getting artificial turf, which will help keep costs low with its three new 4-ton air conditioning and heating units, Twigger said.
A retractable roof has returned to the venue, as well. It was sealed during the nightclub era because of noise ordinance violations. Twigger said loud music in the club would go until 2 a.m., when Arizona bars must close. Now that The Venue mostly is used for private events, noise is not as much of a concern.
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