The new Suede lounge in Old Town is having some issues, but owner Charlie Badeen says it will remain open.
“We’re going to probably give it another 90 days and see what happens,” he says.
It looks like Ed Banda was briefly out as manager.
“I yell and scream a lot, let’s put it like that,” Badeen says.
But he says he’s giving Banda and the bar another chance.
“We’ve gone in there and tried to get him straightened out,” Badeen says. “He’s making a very good effort.”
Badeen says weekday business is the problem.
“It does real good two nights a week,” Badeen says of Fridays and Saturdays. “Other than that, you can’t get a soul in there.”
Badeen says this may have been the wrong time to open a new bar, and Suede’s piano-bar approach may not be the right concept.
“If the piano bar doesn’t work,” he says, “we may change the concept.”