Proposed levels for Level Lounge ** UPDATED**

The website ( for Level Lounge should have content later this week with details on the venues concept.

My understanding is that currently the proposed uses for each floor of Level will be roughly as follows:

Basement: Lounge with live music
First Floor: Bar with seating, televisions, billiards
Second Floor: Kitchen in rear, front 2/3 will be restaurant seating
Third Floor: VIP area
Fourth Floor: Owner’s residence

The kitchen and the owner residence are modifications from the original vision shared at the ANC 6C ABL committee meeting.

UPDATE (6/16/2009 12:30AM): LEVELDC.COM has been updated tonight and paints a picture of the plans for the floors of the venue with greater detail than the broad strokes I originally posted:
Basement: Subterranean. Urban lounge with a very intimate look and feel offering a variety of my favorite music and artists. From spoken word to ethnic world music, I hope to host a variety of artists that are conducive to the chill vibe that I want my venue to be known for.
First Floor: Ground floor. Where the neighbors gather for coffee, tea, Mediterranean sweets, ghalyoon, and drinks. Free wifi to surf the net and plenty of flat screens to cover all the world’s sports.
Second Floor: Mediterranean restaurant seating area with full executive kitchen. Check back when our final site is up learn more about our amazing menu including what is and how to use a “deezee”.
Third Floor: Exclusive Member’s Only Lounge. This will be my private living room where only special guests are welcome.
Fourth Floor: My home. This will be my primary residence. As such, living in a neighborhood where I am respected and appreciated will play a pivotal part in how I operate my business.

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    Anonymous says

    What are his plans for outdoor space? The sidewalk is huge- does he want outdoor seating? What about the inevitable smokers who will go outside for a cigarette?

    I live in the Sonata. The alley now is tight- I can't imagine adding a club with food/alchohol deliveries. He has to have a plan for this.

    I love development and improving the neighborhood. But this seems a bit "big" for a "small" space.

    Live music until 3a.m. then 200 drunks outside hailing cabs…ugh.

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    fourthandeye says

    His building has no roof deck or private patio. We can ask him at the meeting about his plans for the fire escape in the front of the building.

    Whether or not he may want sidewalk seating does not have to be addressed at this time. There is a separate permitting process for sidewalk seating. I doubt he would even apply for such a permit until after his establishment has been opened. If he ever does we will have a say on whether we support it and, if so, what the acceptable hours would be.

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    tom veil says

    Maybe it's a gimmick, but I really like the idea of this guy living above the club. I'm sure that he will not always agree with some of us about how to make this neighborhood nice, but at least he's conceding that this SHOULD be a nice neighborhood to live in.

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    dcPYro says

    I can assure you that living on the top floor of my establishment is not a gimmick. I have been looking for a new home for the past year and recently came to the realization that I could and should just live where I work.

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    Schmim says

    Definitely looks interesting enough. I think that the devil will always be in the details and execution.

    Not my style at all, so I'll have a hard time thinking of it as a neighborhood hangout (always thought of a pub as more of a homey place to hang).

    My hope is that it fills the need to be a balance between attracting outside traffic and a place that people on the block can stop by without too much pretention (as a lot of similar clubs and clientele tend to)

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    ShawCommenter says

    I think it looks pretty cool. I am a big fan of Mediterranean food and would welcome a place that is a bit more relaxed and has live music (especially after the departure of HR57 to NE). I just hope that it is more laid back and not too much of a “club” atmosphere.

    PS I vote for outside seating!