A FAMILY-run business in Weston-super-Mare has brought style and sophistication to the resort by swapping a strip club for a cocktail and champagne bar.
The Kimitri family opened Club Tabu on the Boulevard to the public on Friday August 5, 2011, at the site of the former Players Lounge strip club.
The venue underwent an extensive renovation and now boasts luxury décor to appeal to its clientele.
Weston Town Mayor, Cllr Cyril King, conducted the official opening ceremony by cutting the ribbon.
The Kimitri family, who own several businesses in Weston and Bristol, said they wanted to bring the modern designs of London to the seaside town and help to clean up the evening trade.
Owner Kerry Kimitri said: “Weston needed a sophisticated venue tailored toward the older customers who do not wish to mingle with kids in the night clubbing trade.
“After the tenants left the Players Lounge I felt this was the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate the building with a complete refurbishment.
“Many residents in the town had always been opposed to the strip bar and its previous establishment Vamps, which was a pole dancing club.
“I felt it was time the community were heard and I have created a classy venue for people to enjoy a safe and friendly night out.
“Club Tabu is situated in an up and coming area of town, which has seen significant investment recently with the opening of other quality bars and restaurants.
“As it is further away from the main night clubbing area it also does not attract troublemakers.
“I am delighted the town Mayor, Councillor Cyril King, assisted with our official opening and I look forward to welcoming more customers.”
Club Tabu is for people over the age of 21 and customers can choose to opt for a free platinum membership card, which allows free entry and queue jumping privileges.
As well as the boutique cocktail bar there is an exclusive VIP area and the dress code is smart.
For more information on Club Tabu contact Kerry Kimtiri on 0787 962 6614.