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A vinyl record listening lounge featuring late-night bites and craft cocktails is coming next spring to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff. Ladylove Lounge & Sound will focus on great music and a great sound experience. “It will be an awesome place to hang out, listen to music, and celebrate all that is music, vinyl, and performance,” said David Grover, owner.
Grover and Ladylove co-owner and manager, Kate Siamro, both of Spinster Records, hope to open the lounge in the spring of 2023 in the former space of Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. at 310 W. 7th St. in Dallas.
Jimmy Contreras of Taco Y Vino is developing the Ladylove menu of small, shared plates. “It will be craft cocktails, and we will have performances, live music from time to time with vinyl record deejays every night,” Grover said. “It will be a pretty cool cocktail program.”
Ladylove will also feature a selection of beer and wine. “We’re really good friends with a lot of local brewers here—Four Corners, Manhattan Project—almost every brewery here. And Jimmy, of course, knows wine.”
Ladylove will offer curated music. “This is more a place to listen to really great curated music by national and international deejays, as well as local deejays,” Grover said. “I think it will be a nice addition to the city because we’ll be able to really showcase great music and have a safe place to come and listen.”
Grover and Siamro have wanted to develop this vinyl record listening lounge concept for a while. “We love Oak Cliff and this whole area as it has been growing in the last 10-15 years, and we love being part of the community,” Grover told What Now Dallas. “Everyone is really excited about this, and so, it’s made us even more excited. We’re very tickled to be able to do this.”
The future holds even bigger plans for Grover and Siamro. They plan to develop a “music compound,” where guests can watch as the vinyl is being created. “That’s still a ways away. We’re still putting together the finishing touches on that concept. What we’re concentrating on now is the lounge and the record store.”