Late October Lounge
A Main Street renaissance? Live music and more to debut at The Capitol at St.Germain
There's a new concept heading into the historic Kress building downtown on Main Street. The former Zula space is being transformed into The Capitol at St. Germain, a restaurant, lounge and live music venue.
With an opening slated for late October, the 8,400-square-foot space has been refurbished to expose and replicate original architectural elements dating back to 1913, including "decorative marble columns, intricate moldings and soaring ceilings" for an updated vintage feel.
Plans include two wood-paneled bars abutting the main entrance and adjacent to the 320-square-foot stage area. The main event space encompasses 5,000 square feet and features 24-foot ceilings and distressed wood floors, plus a sidewalk cafe. A "dramatic" staircase leads to the 2,300-square-foot mezzanine level, which is open to the main floor and contains a "floating VIP booth" and a lounge area directly across from the stage.