A historic downtown building reopened last week to a new life as Phoenix Downtown.
When Tim Huck, owner of Sandbar in downtown Shreveport and Bossier City’s iconic Notini’s Restaurant purchased 400 Commerce, he knew that the historic structure deserved to be something special. The last few months he has worked to fully renovate the building as a dance club/nightclub, giving it a look and feel that will rival the top clubs in Dallas and beyond.
Built in 1895, the historic building still retains original woodwork, giant columns and other original equipment that give it its current industrial-modern feel. You can see it in person this Thursday, when Huck will throw the doors open at 9 pm to welcome all into a 24,000 square foot entertainment concept that he believes will redefine what a nightclub in Shreveport can be.
The development team who worked on the club have more than 90 years of combined nightclub design and management experience. They are:
- Design Engineer JoJo Lacy (Phoenix Underground, Sandbar, Mojo’s) who leveraged the latest in construction technology like CNC routers, 3D printing, and CNC Laser cutting to breathe new life into the 1890’s building. From the spectacular hand made custom epoxy countertops and light fixtures to the new outdoor patio, JoJo’s years of experience and talented crew have created something very unique.
- Local Creative Technologist & designer John Lomax of PixelSlant Creative was enlisted to bring the high-tech vision of the club to life. The club features a bespoke LED installation with over 30,000 individual LEDs, including the area’s first 3D LED Voxel installation. When asked about the project John said, “As a designer, it’s rare to get the freedom and support from a venue to push the boundaries of what can be done, Phoenix will without a doubt set a new standard for Shreveport nightlife”.
Phoenix Downtown will be Shreveport’s new high energy, upscale dance club featuring state of the art sound and lighting installation, Top 40 dance music, bottle service, and VIP sections. Phoenix is open to customers 21 and up Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm-6:00 am at 400 Commerce Street in downtown Shreveport.