Tup Tup http://tuptup.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 21:42:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tuptup.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cropped-icon-32x32.png Tup Tup http://tuptup.org/ 32 32 Five Zurich – Incredible Dive Options – World Class Music https://tuptup.org/five-zurich-incredible-dive-options-world-class-music/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:13:55 +0000 https://tuptup.org/five-zurich-incredible-dive-options-world-class-music/

The hot summer of 2022 has seen an equally fashionable lifestyle brand land in Zurich. Putting music, art, design and culinary experiences at the forefront, FIVE’s Swiss property features 45 lavish suites, 42 contemporary rooms and seven dining and nightlife venues, including a dazzling rooftop nightclub. As Zurich marks its place on the international city break map, FIVE stands ready to welcome its most fashionable travellers.

Energy Pulser

The highly anticipated launch of the innovative hotel concept took place in July 2022, with a grand opening that encapsulated the zest and energetic personality of the place. Now fully open, guests can come stay, dine, drink and dance in inimitable FIVE style. Right in the heart of Zurich and designed to be THE place to party, it caters to music lovers with live events including international DJs; not only has the hotel group curated its own playlists (which you can listen to on Spotify), but it has also launched its own music label.

An incredible 14-meter colorful sculpture of 18 alphorns greets guests inside and outside the lobby, giving a taste of what to expect as they move through the spaces. In collaboration with local Swiss artists, the interior designers created special nooks in the spaces, created to be ultra Instagramable. It is a place to see and be seen.

Presentation of the FIVE brand

Anticipating what’s to come, we take a look at what’s happened so far with the growing chain… FIVE (which coincidentally celebrated its fifth anniversary this year) already owns two properties super funky in Dubai – The Penthouse and The Beach at FIVE Palm Jumeirah – which have earned an excellent reputation for world-class music events. Their guests enjoyed sets by sought-after artists like Joel Corry, Robin Shulz, Solardo, Jax Jones, Lost Frequencies and many more big names. From now on, the top events attended by revelers in the United Arab Emirates will be reproduced with a European accent, here in Zurich.

A few minutes from the center of Zurich

About a 20-minute drive from the airport (via the hotel’s pre-booked transfer service), FIVE Zurich is in leafy Wiedikon, surrounded by green spaces that lead to the edge of urban sprawl . The famous Utliberg Mountain sits within sight of the hotel, inviting guests to hike, while providing an enviable backdrop for glamorous rooftop parties and epic sunsets. The site was previously occupied by Atlantis By Giardino, and during its former life the venue hosted megastars like Muhammad Ali, Elton John, and Grace Jones. As the building overlooks the city center on a very private plot, guests can be transported to museums, restaurants, and Lake Zurich in minutes. But with so much happening on-site and such indulgent amenities, you might find it hard to venture too far.

Gorgeous and generous rooms, luxury suites and party carpets to impress

The property has undergone a period of nine months renovation period, during which it became a canvas for local creative talent. You can book a stay in a Gorgeous Room or a Generous Room (the latter with a balcony option). These are classified as rooms, but in reality they are much more like suites.

Above a category, you can opt for the elegant Luxe or Luxe XL suites, the fun FIVE suite, the bold and retro 78 m² Come Play suite that is suitable for a rockstar, a two-bedroom suite Epic Suite with eight balconies or a connecting suite with up to four bedrooms. All categories include exclusive artwork, king-sized beds, living areas and chic toiletries. With particular appeal to Millennials and Zillenial visitors, these spaces have been designed with modern generations in mind.

Generous Room With Balcony

During our stay we were accommodated in one of the hotel’s generous balcony rooms.

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Asian fusion dinner with Swiss classics

Seven different restaurants are provided within the property. The first is the high-energy street food haunt, Soul Street, with a buzzing atmosphere; Maiden Shanghai, a non-GMS fine-dining Chinese restaurant with an award-winning epic brunch; The Penthouse, a unique Japanese lounge concept – merging dance and dining – which is connected to the nightclub with an open-air terrace and panoramic views of the horizon; The Vault Wine Bar, which prepares a divine contemporary version of the classic Swiss fondue; the Tune In Café with murals, coffee and snacks to go; and finally, The Social Pool, for cocktails and light bites bathed in the sun.

During our stay, we discovered a variety of delicious dishes from the hotel.

Maiden Shanghai

The Penthouse

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The Retreat, Spa and Pool

The outdoor social pool is certainly ready to heat up your summer; this area of ​​the hotel hosts several daytime events with live entertainment and during the warmer months giving you the chance to slip into your bathing suit, sip craft drinks and dive into the water accompanied by beats nice.

But if all that high-octane partying gets a little too much, rest assured, you can also detox and decompress at the spa. This urban wellness center extends over 560 m² and includes five treatment cabins, a Spa Suite with Jacuzzi, a hammam, a sauna area, a relaxation room and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool – both with integrated Jacuzzis. And you can always look your best, with a team of therapists on hand to prepare your selfie before your night out. If you want to stay active, you can access the state-of-the-art gym, containing TechnoGym equipment, wall-mounted TVs, weights and jump ropes.

Party at the Penthouse Zurich

We’ve mentioned The Penthouse as a place to eat and dance, but this gem of a place deserves more in-depth coverage. Here you can expect to meet world famous artists like Joel Corry, Pete Tong, Acraze and Charlie Sloth at night, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Lost

Frequencies, Robin Schulz, MORTEN and Subject per day; it is the Zurich house of the sound of FIVE. The interior decor is sumptuous, while the views from the terrace will take your breath away, especially at sunset. And don’t forget to take a look at the bathrooms, we won’t spoil the surprise, but they are unlike any other. In fact, The Penthouse is unlike any other nightclub.

Final Thoughts

This innovative property is a prime location for stargazing (celebrities and celestial beings). Be among the first to dive into FIVE’s first European outing – we’re sure there will be more – by booking a break at this innovative new address in Zurich. By receiving the exclusive 5-star superior hotel award by HotellerieSuisse, you can be sure of VIP treatment in Zurich.

This property is included in our guide to the best hotels in Zurich and the restaurants in our guide to the best restaurants in Zurich.

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Harare coach shoots man in head during bar row https://tuptup.org/harare-coach-shoots-man-in-head-during-bar-row/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 06:57:11 +0000 https://tuptup.org/harare-coach-shoots-man-in-head-during-bar-row/

A senior Harare city official shot a man in the head in a row of drunken bars, a court heard on Monday.

Duty manager Leonard Dahwa, 54, was denied bail by Harare Magistrate Taura Manuwere after being charged with attempted murder. He was taken into custody until October 12.

The National Prosecuting Authority says Dahwa and victim Wellington Mavaza, 28, were drinking beer at Nyangani nightclub in Warren Park 1 on September 21 when Mavaza had a misunderstanding with the lady at the bar.

Dahwa, the court heard, stepped in to support the bar lady, which led to a harsh exchange of words with Mavaza.

Dahwa reportedly temporarily left the bar and drove to his Mitsubishi Colt where he collected his licensed FN Browning pistol.

He returned and “fired three rounds at Mavaza”. A bullet went through the back of Mavaza’s head and exited through the cheek.

After the shooting, Dahwa got into his vehicle and drove off, the court heard.

Investigators later recovered the weapon used in the shooting.

Prosecutors opposed bail, arguing that Dahwa was a flight risk. The court heard he had tried to flee when detectives went to arrest him.

Mavaza is said to be in critical condition in hospital.

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Downtown Worcester wins Purple Flag award for ‘vibrant’ nightlife economy https://tuptup.org/downtown-worcester-wins-purple-flag-award-for-vibrant-nightlife-economy/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://tuptup.org/downtown-worcester-wins-purple-flag-award-for-vibrant-nightlife-economy/ Worcester has been recognized for its “vibrant” night-time economy.

Downtown has been awarded Purple Flag accreditation, making it a destination for dining, entertainment, and culture between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The award also recognizes cities for promoting the safety and well-being of visitors and residents.

Worcester BID has led the accreditation process for the past seven months, alongside agencies such as Worcester City Council and West Mercia Police.

Sam McCarthy, Managing Director of Worcester BID, said: “Worcester achieving Purple Flag status reassures and builds consumer confidence that our city is a safe and vibrant place.

The Purple Flag award shows visitors Worcester is ‘safe and vibrant’. Credit: Worcester IDB

“Purple Flag assesses all areas of the nighttime economy, looking at security measures and how partners work together using city resources such as CCTV and the CityNet radio system.

“They are also looking at improvements to the city, ensuring a sense of greater security.

“For example, the New Street and Friar Street festoon lighting recently added by Worcester BID creates a vibrant atmosphere but also adds additional lighting to the area making it safer.”

To support purple flag status, Worcester BID issues Best Bar None accreditation, a head office program that ensures licensed venues meet license terms.

Worcester BID installs defibrillators in city locations

The BID has also installed five automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in late-licensed locations around the city — and wants to provide more in outdoor public spaces.

Councilor Marc Bayliss, co-leader of Worcester City Council, said: “Worcester has a growing reputation as an ideal destination for shopping, sightseeing, leisure and much more.

“Purple flag status confirms that our town is a great place for a relaxing, enjoyable and safe evening and provides an excellent base to further boost Worcester’s popularity.”

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Dean Hill, Director of Tramps, Velvet and Mode, said: “Achieving the Purple Flag, along with Best Bar None accreditations, supports the positive steps we as licensees and Worcester BID are taking to elevate Worcester’s profile and make visitors feel safe. and have a good time. »

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said there had been a 47% reduction in the number of incidents of anti-social behavior from April to August compared to the same period in 2021.

“I want to see the number of incidents continue to drop,” he added.

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Hardwicks Bar plans to open in March | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record https://tuptup.org/hardwicks-bar-plans-to-open-in-march-jax-daily-record-jacksonville-daily-record/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://tuptup.org/hardwicks-bar-plans-to-open-in-march-jax-daily-record-jacksonville-daily-record/

Hardwicks Bar is under consideration for construction at downtown Adams and Ocean streets.

Opus Group is the contractor for the estimated $500,000 project to renovate Hardwicks’ space at 100 E. Adams St.

Zinn Architecture is the architect.

“Our hope is to be open by March,” said business owner Elias Hionides.

He and operating partner Tim Hoal envision the corner site as an anchor of a downtown neighborhood and entertainment area that can help entice visitors to stay later in the core urban.

“It’s one of the most important corners of downtown,” Hionides said Sept. 19.

The Downtown Investment Authority’s board approved a $145,784 incentive package on April 20 for a proposed bar and nightclub in vacant retail space in the building.

Hardwicks Bar, the former Burro Bar and London Bridge Pub space, is being renovated at 100 E. Adams St. in downtown Jacksonville. The 3,479-square-foot space sits east of the Jesse Ball duPont Center.

Steve Kelley, DIA director of real estate and downtown development, said Sept. 12 that authority staff were finalizing the execution of agreements with the property’s landlord and tenant.

Hardwicks Bar will be the first LGBTQIA+ bar to open in Jacksonville in 20 years, according to Hoal and Hionides.

Hionides said April 7 that he and Hoal were “automatically drawn to” the energy of the Mediterranean Revival-style architecture of the building, which Duval County property records show was developed in 1926.

It previously housed the Burro Bar and the London Bridge Pub.

Hionides and Hoal said the main bar was up front and a smaller bar in the back was where Chomp Chomp operated.

The repayable loan and grant package will help fund the installation of new ceilings, flooring and bathrooms, walls, millwork, HVAC and equipment for business operations in the 3,479 square foot space .

Incentives include:

• A combined Food and Beverage and Retail Improvement Program forgivable loan not to exceed $100,000.

• A sidewalk improvement grant not exceeding $15,000.

• A frontage grant not exceeding $30,784

Elias Hionides is also vice president of the Jacksonville-based property management company Petra, which is owned by Chris Hionides.

Total funding is $145,784

The package uses funding through Northbank Town Center ARC and no City Council approval is required.

The DIA condition sheet lists total estimated rehabilitation costs at $596,156.

DIA and state records show that Shoppes of Lakeside Inc., the company that owns the building, is run by Chris Hionides, father of Elias Hionides.

Elias Hionides is also vice president of the Jacksonville-based property management company Petra, which is owned by Chris Hionides.

The bar business is owned by Hoal, Elias Hionides and Richard Trendel through Downtown Bar Concept LLC, according to state records.

On April 13, DIA CEO Lori Boyer told board members that the city agency hoped to resolve any naming disputes that arise between Hardwicks Bar and Atlanta-based developer Carter. Street.

“It’s a bar compared to an apartment building and we’ll be open for several years before it’s nearly finished,” Hionides said.

He doesn’t expect confusion.

The projects reference Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick, who designed the Haydon Burns Library, now the Jessie Ball duPont Center on Ocean Street, across from Hardwicks Bar.

Planned upgrades to 100 E. Adams St. include accordion-style windows to let patrons feel alfresco inside Hardwicks Bar, and sweeping views of duPont Center’s mid-century modern architecture .

Tables and chairs will line the sidewalk on Adams Street and plants will be added to the side of the building along Ocean Street.

Hionides and Hoal intend to add fresh paint and new lighting to the exterior and restore the windows to their original height along Ocean Street.

The DIA term sheet states that the minimum hours of operation would be 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and noon to midnight on Sunday.

Hionides and Hoal also hope to eventually expand Hardwicks Bar into more of the building.

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Mother searches for answers after son dies at Schenectady bar https://tuptup.org/mother-searches-for-answers-after-son-dies-at-schenectady-bar/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 01:44:14 +0000 https://tuptup.org/mother-searches-for-answers-after-son-dies-at-schenectady-bar/

A mother mourns the loss of her son and seeks justice after learning that her friend may be responsible.

Police arrested 24-year-old Markeith Buchanan on Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred outside a popular nightclub in Schenectady over the summer.

John Bass, the shooting victim, was the father of a three-year-old daughter. He was active in the community and worked with anti-bullying programs.

His mother says he was a well-rounded person who was on the high school swim team, wrestled, and made music that often reflected his life experience.

On the night of Friday July 1 at around 1am, John was shot dead outside the Vibez Bar and Lounge. Nearly three months later, police arrested Markeith Buchanan, a person Bass’s mother says knows very well.

“He and John were best friends, so for him to take your best friend’s life and run without remorse is really weird and says a lot about your character. It’s really disgusting and I just don’t understand it.

Buchanan was charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm.

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A woman’s clothes were allegedly torn by bouncers at Delhi bar during entrance tiff https://tuptup.org/a-womans-clothes-were-allegedly-torn-by-bouncers-at-delhi-bar-during-entrance-tiff/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 07:45:58 +0000 https://tuptup.org/a-womans-clothes-were-allegedly-torn-by-bouncers-at-delhi-bar-during-entrance-tiff/

A recent incident in Delhi has put Delhi’s popular bar ‘Code’ under scrutiny after an FIR was filed by a woman accusing bouncers at a popular nightclub in the capital of ripping her clothes off and beat her.

Reports say a group of bouncers behaved badly with a woman and her friends and beat them up after they argued over entry to the club.

Police have filed an FIR against the bouncers accused of assaulting the woman. The victim is currently undergoing treatment at AIIMS.

Read also | Shame of Uttar Pradesh: Crime Against Women

Police are checking CCTV footage to get the specifics of the incident. The bouncers charged with the assault are on the loose.

The club’s owners, however, have denied the charges, accusing Delhi police personnel of mental and physical harassment as well as being falsely implicated in the case for failing to pay “extortion” money.

In a letter to the Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), he accused the local police personnel of demanding Rs 5 lakh extortion every month and when he refused to pay this, he then went on to been threatened by them. In the September 18 incident, the club owner said that at around 1 a.m., four boys and three girls, all of whom were intoxicated, behaved badly with club staff and when told to Hold on tight, the girls threatened to implicate us in fake charges.

“We have continued to ask police personnel to investigate using CCTV cameras as our club is completely covered in it and the whole incident has been recorded there,” the club owner said. He said police kept his staff members in custody for more than 22 hours and beat them with belts, sticks and shoes at regular intervals.

“They forcibly took Rs 1.5 lakh from the catwalk and then called the police. When the police came it was the same cop who had threatened us with extortion and then he again threatened us with serious consequences”, the owner club wrote in its letter to the special PC. The owner claimed that police personnel also came the following day, September 18, and arrested two of his employees who were explaining to them the incident of the previous night.

According to the police, the incident took place on the night of September 17-18. “A PCR call was received at KM Pur Police Station regarding an incident of misbehavior and ripping off a woman’s clothes at the “Da Code” Club in the Southern Extension, after which the police arrived on the scene and met with the appellant,” the Deputy Commissioner of Police said. said Chandan Chowdhary.

According to DCP, when police arrived at the scene, they found the clothes of the woman calling were messy and messy, and upon investigation said her clothes had been torn by two bouncers and their manager. of the club. “She further informed that they had misbehaved and hit them, and that they had touched her inappropriately,” the DCP said.

After taking the female victim to the AIIMS trauma center, the police therefore registered an FIR under Sections 323 (punishment for willfully causing injury), 354 A (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 354 B (assault or use of criminal force to a woman with intent to undress), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code and began to investigate about the incident.

The senior official said the complainant was questioned in the case, who informed that she had come to the club with her friends to party, but they argued about entering the club and then got beaten up by the bouncers.

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Miami City Commissioners Seek To Take Back Historic Black Beach https://tuptup.org/miami-city-commissioners-seek-to-take-back-historic-black-beach/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 00:51:57 +0000 https://tuptup.org/miami-city-commissioners-seek-to-take-back-historic-black-beach/

In a meeting plagued by outcry around beleaguered Virginia Key, the City of Miami Commission quietly voted to take control of a historic part of the island.

Commissioners voted unanimously at the Sept. 13 meeting to change the city code and take over the park trust that operates Virginia Key’s historic beach — the first beach that Black Miami County residents -Dade were officially allowed to use in the era of segregation. .

The ordinance is now due for second reading in October, but if passed, the majority black board of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust will be replaced by the city commission or its delegates.

Commissioners Joe Carollo and Alex Diaz de la Portilla claimed the trust’s board mismanaged and embezzled $300,000 in annual funding they receive from the city. As evidence of the alleged wrongdoing, the two commissioners point to a draft report from the city’s auditor general, a document that is currently kept away from the public.

During a budget hearing on Sept. 10, Carollo resisted when the trust requested additional funding to hire four new staff members to maintain the park and educate visitors about the beach’s history.

“This is an organization that, unlike the Liberty City Trust and many others, has not been run properly,” Carollo said from the podium during the budget hearing.

Three days later, at the September 13 meeting, Diaz de la Portilla went so far as to say that board members “got their hands caught in the cookie tin.”

Commissioner Ken Russell, who reviewed the draft audit report and whose district includes Virginia Key, said his office found no evidence of wrongdoing.

“I read the draft report and saw nothing to indicate any wrongdoing. There was definitely sloppy note-taking and poor bookkeeping, but nothing to show any misuse of funds,” Russell said. at the September 13 meeting.

Achieved by new times via email, City Attorney Victoria Méndez says audit reports are confidential in the draft phase and not subject to disclosure under Florida public records law until they are not finished. However, she says, commissioners are allowed to discuss a draft before it is made public.

The Virginia Key Beach Park Trust audit began in late 2019 and was put on hold during the pandemic until Virginia Key became a controversial link earlier this year over a plan to relocate homeless people to small homes on the island.

Patrick Range, chairman of the trust, publicly opposed the plan, which was backed by commissioners Carollo and Diaz de la Portilla. Range decried the city commission’s failure to consult with the trust on the matter and suggested that Virginia Key was not the right place for a homeless transition center.

Guy Forchion, managing director of the trust, tells new times that while trust board members may have been late in delivering meeting minutes, they were responsible for funding them.

“We’re not mismanaging funds. That’s all I have to say about it,” Forchion said. new times. “It’s an interesting turn of events, and it’s clearly tied on some level to other things happening on the island.”

At the September 13 meeting, Christine King, the only black member of the city commission, sparred for control of all appointments to the park trust and asked to work with the trust for a year to resolve its issues. financial.

“I think I should have more feedback because I’m the black commissioner and will be sensitive to our historic black beach,” King said from the stage.

King’s attempt to take control of the park trust’s appointments was initially postponed until a meeting later in September, but the commissioners brought the order back six hours later and amended it with significant changes. The revamped measure would place commissioners or their appointees as board members, place King as chair and give her control of two general appointees.

The current council structure provides for six members appointed by the commission and the mayor and three at-large members appointed internally by the council. Forchion tells new times there are currently two vacancies on the board of directors, as commissioners Carollo and Diaz de la Portilla have not appointed anyone to the trust.

A major motivating factor for city leaders to get the trust’s finances in order comes in the form of $20.5 million in Miami-Dade County stipends and bond funding to build a black history museum and cultural complex within the park. The release of that money has been on hold for nearly 20 years because the county said it would only release the funding once the city proves it can afford museum operations.

Forchion tells new times that he hopes the audit will be completed by October before the second reading of the commission’s proposed code change, so that the trust board has an opportunity to respond to the allegations made against them.

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The new Mochi Donut Shop is a meeting place for children, a bar + a restaurant for adults. THEY ALSO HAVE ROBOT SERVERS. https://tuptup.org/the-new-mochi-donut-shop-is-a-meeting-place-for-children-a-bar-a-restaurant-for-adults-they-also-have-robot-servers/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:47:35 +0000 https://tuptup.org/the-new-mochi-donut-shop-is-a-meeting-place-for-children-a-bar-a-restaurant-for-adults-they-also-have-robot-servers/

Outside Mochi Dolci, open for boba and mochi donuts. Photo: Lee Uehara

If it’s Upper West Siders Aoommie Cutone and Leo Cutone, their new dessert shop – Mochi Dolci, located at 222 West 79th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) – will be the new Peach Pit during after-school hours for kids. students.

“There are no places where children can go out after school, unless it’s around the corner or in the street,” Ms Cutone said, referring to their aged children. middle and secondary. “That’s one of the main reasons we opened this mochi and boba donut shop: to have a safe space for our kids to hang out after school and for all the kids in the neighborhood.”

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Mochi Dolci will be a place where students can come after school. Photo: Leo Cutone

Mochi Dolci will feature the latest trend in fine dining, mochi donuts, and the world-famous staple Asian drink, boba or bubble tea, which contains fluffy tapioca pearls and is a delight for kids of all ages. Leo, who is part Italian, and Aoommie, who is from Thailand, say they also came up with the idea of ​​opening a store by going around several times a week to buy boba for their children.

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Co-owner Leo Cutone stands in front of the set in the front half of the store, where he says he’s preparing for students to buy snacks and hang out. Photo: Lee Uehara

“We saw this store empty, and here there’s no boba and there’s no mochi donuts. People tasted ours and they said they were so good, and they there’s no dessert around here,” said Parinyarat “Aoommie” Cutone, a family and children’s photographer. “For example, us adults have coffees, we take our laptops and go to Starbucks , but the kids have no place to hang out unless it’s a friend’s house.”

The main floor restaurant and dessert bar is a walk-through floor and will welcome students in the whimsical, pink and garden green setting of the front area. It will transform into a children’s disco with neon lights on the ceiling that will vibrate to the sound of music at dusk, while the rear will offer a full bar and restaurant for parents and adults. The store is inspired by a Korean gastropub, with neon lights and Asian fusion furniture and dishes, said Leo, who got very lively talking about their plans for the rest of the space renovation. The restaurant should be finished in about a week.

The neon lights will flash to the beat of the music in the children’s section. Photo: Lee Uehara

“It’s going to be a speakeasy out back,” said Leo, an engineer. “There will be a phone booth with a special code to enter.”

READ MORE: Rosetta bakery opens its doors

He even bought a robot he named Eugenia that will serve customers. “She works every day, and she’s going to show up, not like this younger generation who calls when they feel like it,” adding, “We might have to get three or four if it works.” The robot looks like this.

With his experience running an engineering company, Leo seems to have thought of everything: “We installed an energy-efficient system called Clean Heating and Air Conditioning, or Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF).” He’s set up a digital kiosk for ordering ahead, ordered a ramen-making machine with robotic arms, and says they’ll be installing solar panels soon and the place will be as carbon-neutral as possible. “We’re going to have energy-efficient donuts,” Leo said with a laugh.

While business is open for boba and donuts, the full menu awaits a counter stuck on a shipping dock and an as-yet-unhired chef with Korean fusion experience.

READ MORE: New restaurants replacing saffron and fools

“People come here and there to buy boba and our mochi donuts,” Aoommie said. “Strawberry, matcha and taro are popular flavors.” They sell hundreds a day although they are not yet full service.

Mochi Dolci replaces the Greek restaurant Kefi. Boba prices range from $3 to $7 plus tax, and food items such as Korean hot dogs and Thai-style chicken wings will cost $5 to $9 plus tax to ensure student affordability. There will be kids’ classes, birthday parties and “make your own mochi donut” workshops, Aoommie said.

A resident, Bob Lamm, stopped by for a little strawberry boba on Thursday. When asked what he thought of opening the store, he answered. “It’s exciting.” And when pressed to explain, New York style, he said “What do you want, I said I’m excited.”

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Bob Lamm, Upper West Sider, with a strawberry boba. Photo: Lee Uehara

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]]> First Streisand Nightclub recording remastered for release https://tuptup.org/first-streisand-nightclub-recording-remastered-for-release/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:02:55 +0000 https://tuptup.org/first-streisand-nightclub-recording-remastered-for-release/

NEW YORK (AP) — A series of Barbra Streisand’s 1962 performances in a Manhattan nightclub before she became a superstar has been remastered and will be released this fall.

“Barbra Streisand – Live at the Bon Soir” features songs from a three-night stint at the Bon Soir nightclub in Greenwich Village. The singer-actor’s sessions led to his first recording contract. Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announced Friday that the remastered sessions will be released on November 4.

The performances were intended to become Streisand’s debut album, but instead many of the songs were remade as studio recordings and released as his Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.

Streisand kept the recordings in her personal collection and she approved the release after engineer Jochem van der Saag used technology to improve their quality, according to a press release. The nightclub acoustics were not intended for professional recording, but modern techniques allowed van der Saag to separate Streisand’s voice from the sounds of the instruments.

The outing will allow listeners “to see 20-year-old Streisand on the cusp of his unprecedented career,” Friday’s announcement said.

“I had never even been to a nightclub until I sang there,” Streisand said in a statement, noting that the release comes 60 years after the Bon Soir sessions.

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Arrested suspect, charged with incident at 2521 Main Street – City of Houston https://tuptup.org/arrested-suspect-charged-with-incident-at-2521-main-street-city-of-houston/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:48:14 +0000 https://tuptup.org/arrested-suspect-charged-with-incident-at-2521-main-street-city-of-houston/

Houston police arrested a suspect charged with assaulting a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy following an incident at 2521 Main Street around 1:10 a.m. Thursday, September 22.

Jamie Rook-Perez, 21, is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer in the state’s 228th District Court. A photo of Rook-Perez is attached to this press release.

A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy who discharged his weapon was injured and transported to an area hospital.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Detectives H. Le, D. Hammons, M. Childs, and C. King reported:

Two Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies were working extra jobs at a nightclub at the above address investigating a car theft in the parking lot when two men, identified as possible suspects, walked out of the club. Deputies observed one of the suspects attempt to enter a black Dodge Challenger. As deputies attempted to arrest him, the second suspect, later identified as Rook-Perez, entered an orange Dodge Hellcat SRT and revved the engine.

A deputy attempted to arrest Rook-Perez as he attempted to flee in the vehicle. He hit the deputy with the vehicle and pinned his leg against another parked vehicle. The pinned deputy discharged his gun, hitting Rook-Perez in the hand. Rook-Perez then attempted to flee, hitting several cars and a gate that surrounded the pitch.

Deputies detained Rook-Perez and paramedics transported him to an area hospital, where he was treated and released. The injured MP was also taken to hospital and later released with minor injuries.

The second suspect, described only as a Hispanic male with braids, fled the scene on foot.

As is customary in shootings involving officers within the Houston city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect sought for questioning in this case is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Jamie Rook Perez

SOA/JKS 9-23-22#127773422

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