The Brownstone Social Lounge, 524 N. Water St., is feeling blue, and will be for a very long time. But it's also looking very blue, and that's a good thing.
A triple shooting took place in the lounge in February, leaving a beloved worker dead and two injured. The club closed for three weeks to grieve the loss of Krystal Tucker who was working as a hostess the night of the shooting and to remodel the entire space in her honor.
"One of the hardest things for me was to reopen," says Corey Smith, owner of Brownstone Social Lounge.
Tucker’s favorite color was blue. Thus the color is prevalent in almost every aspect of the renovations, including the new walls, chairs, lighting, paintings, fixtures, bartop and the exterior sign.
“We touched every inch,” says Smith.
A retired police officer is now on site during peak times.
Smith says customers have been particularly supportive since the reopening.
“Everyone has been absolutely amazing. So many people have come out to support us and to remember Krystal," says Smith.
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