picture from their site
In a nutshell the remodelling work is excellent. The four biggest changes are:
- the removal of the elevated dance stage which created more space, improved accessibility and also totally opened up the room. And now there’s a bar where once the DJ would have been – the DJ booth is now upstairs. As a result, the two upstairs areas with its two bars have also been reopened.
- a gazebo with seats in the middle of the newly opened up space of what used to be the elevated dance floor – pictured above. It’s a quirky fixture adding to the whole tea-garden, library motif. And it works, I like it very much.
- the removal of the front bar and the space being transformed into a roomy lounge.
- the complete revamp of the toilets which are now roomier. A very big touch of class was created by the use of a cascading waterfall-type trough wash basin. Quite a few people I met on the night raved about it. Yeah toilets are an important part of the nightclub experience – we do spend quite a bit of time going in and out of them. 🙂
Other little touches adding to the whole library theme include faux shelves and books, little chandelier-like crystals hanging off the curved top of the main bar, plush seats and walls, and mounted mirrors.
The music they are now playing is funk and house, and the crowd they are targeting are better dressed and more sophisticated which was evident on the night. And Linda, “our” regular bartender is still working there. Being chums with the bartender is always a good thing.
What was once my favourite club for its trance music has been totally revamped and this old punter highly approves – the place is now added back to my weekly crawls.
At Library, I also met two readers (hi Shane and Brenda!) whom I had a great time chatting with. Thanks for being the icing on my great night out!