By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Sep 12, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Former Bucks guard Sam Cassell, along with current Bucks player Corey Maggette, former Packers Rob Davis and Antonio Freeman and actress Penny Marshall are teaming up to open a new club in Milwaukee.

The group plans to open ONE Sports Lounge in the space formerly occupied by Durango Bar & Grill at 1007 N. Old World 3rd Street.

Cassell's cousin, Eric Mahoney, is heading up the operation. He says that ONE will be an upscale lounge where people can "eat, drink, watch a game and get home safely."

The propsed club will include a full service kitchen serving upscale, modern twists on bar and pub food.  Mahoney says the menu also will include specialty dishes not found in Milwaukee like chicken and waffles.

"We're really focused on creating an upscale and unique kitchen," Mahoney says. "We want to do some different things and put our flavor on it."

ONE will be a blend of the "best of the best," according to Mahoney, and built upon Cassell's travels in the NBA.

"He played in 10 different NBA cities," Mahoney says. "So he's planning to take the best features of places in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Houston, Chicago and New York and incorporate them into one place."

In addition to a Class B tavern license, the group is also applying for a caberet/dance license, but Mahoney emphasised that the goal isn't to create a hip-hop or dance club, instead choosing to feature live blues, jazz and R&B artists.

"We're not trying to make it a dance club," Mahoney says. "We want to create an upscale place where people can come out, watch the game and enjoy the ambiance."

The club will also provide charitable services. Mahoney says the restuarant will be the site for various fund-raisers throughout the year.

Durango Grill occupied the space from the beginning of the year until June. Prior to that, the space was home to Capone's Grotto which replaced Jewel of India.