For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Glick (518) 857-5186
TROY, NY (04/25/12) – This Friday during Troy Night Out, the city’s newest hotspot is hosting an Open House for guests to explore each of the three levels of Kokopellis nightclub at 124 Fourth St.
“My hope is to make this a destination nightclub,” said Joe Glick, 34, co-owner of Kokopellis, a the three-level club building near the corner of Congress and Fourth St. “Our goal at Kokopellis is to provide everything that the patrons want to keep them here: music, TV, food, drinks, sports, dancing and a high-end lounge.”
Glick and his father, Barry Glick, purchased the building in August for $325,000. After lawyer fees, taxes and renovations, Glick says they invested a total of $500,000 in the property, which was formerly known as the Troy City Tavern.
Each level of the building has a maximum capacity of 99 people. The first-level features a comfortable sports bar lounge with exposed brick and hardwood floors. Catering is supplied by I Love New York Pizza and The Brown Bag. The second-level dance club features a polished floor, a high-end sound system, a newly upgraded DJ booth and, according to Glick, the hottest intelligent laser light show in the Capital Region. The third level is a high-end lounge, with a granite bar and comfortable couches.
“All of the renovations we made were to make the space more inviting,” Glick said, joking that that the third-floor previously looked like a bad scene from a 1970’s disco before renovating.
A native of Niskayuna, Glick is also well-known as “DJ Joey G,” who began his career as an entertainer working at Starbursts roller skating rink in Clifton Park. He continued to DJ while studying at SUNY Oswego, working for a large entertainment business in Syracuse. Afterwards, he returned to the Capital Region to launch his own mobile DJ business, DJ Joey G Entertainment, which now manages the musical entertainment for Kokopellis nightclub.
Glick said he first became interested in Troy and its potential while DJ’ing for the popular but short-lived Meka’s lounge in the River Street Entertainment District.
“I never really paid too much attention to Troy before I started DJ’ing at Meka’s and I saw what potential the place has. We had 600 people show up there in the middle of a snow storm,” Glick said. “I’m hoping with the right marketing and word of mouth we can recapture that scene at Kokopellis.”
SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE
Kokopellis serves those who serve. All armed forces, police, fire, medical and emergency personnel receive an automatic 10 percent off their entire bar bill with a valid identification card. Hospitality employees receive $1.50 off drinks every night after 11 p.m.
THE NAME KOKOPELLIS
Kokopelli is a southwestern native American god of fertility, usually depicted playing a flute, who is known to bring joy through music and dance. The deity appears in murals and on embroidered stools throughout the club, which has a subtle southwestern flavor in its decor, color scheme and drink menu featuring spicy martinis.
Troy Night Out
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Lights Out After Troy Night Out
Dance Party Featuring DJ Demand
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Zero-Alcohol Dance Party
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Age 18 +
End of Semester Dance Party
DJ Joey G Entertainment
9 p.m. till 2 a.m.
Ladies Night & Kokopellis Karaoke
Every Wednesday Night
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Every Sunday Night
8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
FOR PUBLICITY IMAGES, visit: http://duncancrary.com/clients/kokopellis.html
For information, visit: http://www.kokopellisclub.com or call 518-326-3024
Contact: Joe Glick (518) 857-5186