Last year was a tumultuous one for La Cage, but with new ownership and major renovations, 2018 is already looking up. As early as February, the iconic LGBTQ+ dance club and venue will have a new look, feel and name – and will feature a lower-level restaurant.
"We’re completely rebranding," says co-owner Corey Grubb, who ran the business from 1984 until 2005 and regained ownership in 2017.
Actually, the "new La Cage" will have three new names. The ground floor, which is almost completed, will be called LVL Bistro and will offer a full menu. Currently, a few items are available – such as mozzarella sticks, wings and burgers.
After the remodel, the middle / main floor will go under the name LVL Complex and the third floor, which is a performance / lounge space, will be called LVL Cabaret.
"The Cabaret will offer many forms of performance, not only drag shows," says Grubb. "The neighborhood is booming and it's great to be back. We’re in the right place at the right time."
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee as more information becomes available.
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