Tuesday Oct 16 2012
New nightclub catering to 30-somethings set to open in El Dorado Hills Town CenterBy: Penne Usher, Telegraph Correspondent
San Francisco and Sacramento night club owner George Karpaty is expanding his reach and opening a new club in El Dorado Hills. Reunion is set to open Oct. 19 in Town Center in a 6,500-square-foot space near Selland’s Market Cafe. Karpaty has seen great success with his other ventures including Ruby Sky in San Francisco and Dive Bar, Pizza Rock and District 30 in Sacramento. The ultra-lounge night club will feature live music, dueling pianos and an upscale atmosphere. “This will blow people away,” Karpaty said. The new night spot will offer complimentary “cocktail cuisine,” dancing and entertainment “to the over 30, more-mature” crowd, Karpaty said. Executive Chef Eric Tries, of Ruby Sky, will create unique small plates for guests to enjoy while enjoying custom crafted cocktails. The owner has spared no detail in the sleek look of the club that includes custom curved booths, an expansive alabaster bar, custom mosaic art piece, oil paintings and sculptures. Karpaty did think of everything to make the lounge experience enjoyable including a secure, complimentary coat and purse check. The multiple outdoor “living-room style” seating areas and outdoor bar on the terrace face the pond and fountain in Town Center. Karpaty wants to keep the classy feel of the club and a dress code will be enforced. “We aren’t expecting people to be overly dressed but be neat, clean and keep it in good taste,” he said. John Demma is the general manager for Reunion. He’s worked with Karpaty for the better part of 20 years and said he’s pleased to be in El Dorado Hills “This is a great center and we saw a need,” Demma said. “I love El Dorado Hills and am glad to be out of the Bay Area.” Having a place to meet friends for drinks and to dance the night away is appealing to Natalie Kent. The “30-something” El Dorado Hills resident said she definitely plans to check out the lounge. “It sounds like it’s going to be a great place to go,” Kent said. “We don’t have anything like it here. I’m sure it’s going to be the place to go.” That’s just what the owner is hoping. “Once people know what we’re doing, they will drive from Folsom and even Sacramento to come up here,” Karpaty said.