It is one thing Danaro Thomas says Freeport has by no means had… a music lounge.
“There is no place within the Rockford and Freeport space that has one thing like a lounge, so I was wanting one thing myself that was snug that I might deliver my youngsters to,” stated Thomas.
That is what impressed him to renovate this constructing on Essential Road in downtown Freeport and switch it into an area for music, eating, and enjoyable.
Thomas is looking it the Signature Lounge.
“I need to hit them with totally different sights, sounds and smells. So, if I can hit these three core dynamics, I can interact the individuals who frequented this place earlier than,” stated Thomas.
You may keep in mind it as Munzy’s Bar, which closed again in 2015, when it misplaced its liquor license.
“I had a fairly a couple of hoops with the earlier resident right here. He did a quantity on the town and the block. He had a variety of drama he stored up, so my concept was to deliver one thing completely totally different and a special really feel,” stated Thomas.
That new imaginative and prescient is thrilling neighboring enterprise house owners like Invoice Inexperienced on the Wagner Home.
“Danaro has the will to be a profitable enterprise, in addition to the proper of enterprise to assist lead our group ahead,” stated Inexperienced.
With the assistance of Inexperienced and different companies, Thomas says he is on monitor to open by August.
“I feel he is going to have the ability to pull it off, he has the connection, I feel it will be enjoyable,” added Inexperienced.
An enormous activity and an enormous dream that Thomas hopes motivates extra younger individuals like himself.
“I simply needed to convey that right here and encourage youthful women and men to have the ability to say that if in case you have a dream or a ardour then pursue it,” stated Thomas.
Power is choosing up in downtown. We spoke to the town’s Small Enterprise Collaborative,. who says Signature Lounge is only one of many ventures trying to arrange store within the space.
Signature Lounge is situated at 225 W Most important Road in Freeport, IL.