On the Garages, which opened in January, features a music venue and an vintage mall
Kent Drangsholt hopes that when clients stroll into On the Garages, his 24,000-square-foot music venue and vintage mall in Lake Grove, they’re going to be transported to a different time — and have enjoyable whereas doing it.
Drangsholt opened the house, which was Nicoli’s Grill & Sports activities Bar, at 17880 SW McEwan Highway in January. The music venue hosts live shows and different occasions each evening, whereas the vintage mall has dozens of distributors promoting something from vinyl information to retro clothes and jewellery.
“They’re each about historical past. That is what ties them collectively,” he stated. “Music is our historical past and we bear in mind it by the music we hear and the antiques they discover in there — ‘My grandma had that once I was rising up.’ It reminds them of their childhoods and locations they have been or locations they wished they’d been. It is an awakening of the senses about what your life is about.”
Drangsholt spent his profession in broadcasting and promoting fields. A musician and collector of antiques, he wished to pursue these hobbies within the subsequent chapter of his life. So he then opened an vintage mall and venue in Beaverton in 2018 earlier than the constructing was bought, forcing him to search for different choices. He stated he appreciated the situation in Lake Oswego and is worked up to be right here.
The proprietor added that the stage works nicely for something from a big band to a small trio, and the sound system is very nice because of the work of sound engineer Steve Griffiths. The venue can maintain about 175 individuals inside and one other 100 within the courtyard, Drangsholt stated.
“We’ve got in all probability the perfect sound system within the metropolis for the scale of the room it is filling,” Drangsholt stated. “Ours feels like studio high quality.”
The venue hosts live shows commonly in addition to cornhole on Mondays and “date evening” on Thursdays. Drangsholt stated the earlier Beaverton location didn’t shut throughout the pandemic and that they as an alternative had artists maintain outside live shows the place radio transmitters would ship music into automobiles parked within the car parking zone. He felt that, with masks mandates lifting quickly, individuals shall be itching for an excellent time.
“Once they are available right here for the primary time and have not been out in a 12 months, we get to speak to people who find themselves nearly in tears about how glad this place makes them. That is what warms our coronary heart,” Drangsholt stated.
All in all, Drangsholt stated he aspires to make On the Garages “Oregon’s lounge” and hoped its customer support, meals, drinks and ambiance lives as much as that moniker.
“We’re attempting to be the very best Portland has ever seen,” he stated.
For extra details about On the Garages, go to https://atthegarages.internet.
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