QUINCY – While the drag shows may be no more, dancing will soon be taking place again on Quincy’s Washington Square.
A group of siblings are operating a new business located at 124 N. 5th, which formerly housed Irene’s Cabaret and then, later, The Cab nightclub.
“The Venue” will be the name of the establishment, which will offer 5,000 square feet of space and can be a completely turnkey operation to host banquets, receptions and other events.
Roni Quinn, Jamie Franklin, James Cook and Chris and Shawnna Quinn are managing The Venue and are planning an August 1 opening. They are leasing the building from Tuley Properties, who purchased the building from Charles Hull earlier this year.
“We want this to be a one-stop shop and all-inclusive event space,” Chris Quinn said.
The Venue will also have a grand opening on August 28 at 7 p.m. It will be a free open house Black Tie event, which means formal, so you can find your best dress or tux and come enjoy the night as The Venue showcases all of the renovations and improvements.
“We’re glad we can bring something to the Downtown that can host family-oriented events,” Roni Quinn said.
The family has undertaken massive renovations at the former nightclub. They are installing a kitchen in order to provide food for events as well as house their other business – Jalees Bakehaus. There will be upstairs and downstairs bars, a dance floor and a banquet hall.
Roni Quinn said they are waiting for the Quincy Fire Department inspection to determine what the official capacity for the space will be.