Wednesday, February 20, 2013
While Vintage Ultra Lounge in downtown St. Pete has closed its doors this week, the Jannus Live Complex has announced the return of an iconic club to take its place.
Valentine's Day weekend served as a goodbye party for friends and staff at The Vintage Ultra Lounge in downtown St. Pete. After five years of dancing, drinks and live bands, the local bar announced they were closing their doors at 16 2nd St. N. On Feb. 15, the Vintage made the announcement on its Facebook page : "We regret to inform you that the rumors you may have heard about Vintage being evicted from our current location are true." Less than a week later, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Jannus Live Complex announced the return of Club Detroit in its place. Club Detroit served as a venue for up-and-coming local and national acts in the 80s and 90s in downtown St. Pete, according to the news release. Now, the namesake will return to its …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Downtown St. Petersburg always has characters on display and Halloween is no exception.
The party people of the 'burg tapped their inner muses and sported Halloween costumes on Saturday night. From Mario and Luigi to Smurfs, creativity was not an obstacle for these party goers. Places like Vintage Ultra Lounge and Jannus Live hosted events where the crazier the costumes, the better. Old Northeast-St. Pete Patch was on hand to capture some of the bizarre outfits.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
'Rather than trying to force our vision on the local market, we stayed flexible,' owner James Guttridge said.
ST. PETERSBURG – James Guttridge, the 30-year-old owner and founder of Vintage Ultra Lounge, has found the key to being a successful business owner in the ultra-competitive nightlife scene downtown. He listens to his customers. "Rather than trying to force our vision on the local market, we stayed flexible," Guttridge said about Vintage, which opened in 2008. "We listened to what the people wanted." Having an open mind and willingness to change paid off for Guttridge's business venture. Vintage Ultra Lounge regularly has a line out the door on Friday and Saturday nights. Says Guttridge: "We don't sell drinks; we sell an experience." Guttridge hopes to brand the Vintage concept and spread the experience nationwide. "I'm excited to expand …