Trendy new club replaces Posh

“Posh is out and Lux is in. Akron will welcome a trendy new ultra-lounge tomorrow to its downtown nightlife scene, and the owners promise it will be unlike anything ever seen. It’s nothing you would expect from Akron, general manager Shawn Slater said. We’ve really made a step up from the ordinary nightlife that people are used to.”

Posh is out and Lux is in.

Akron will welcome a trendy new ultra-lounge tomorrow to its downtown nightlife scene, and the owners promise it will be unlike anything ever seen.

It’s nothing you would expect from Akron, general manager Shawn Slater said. We’ve really made a step up from the ordinary nightlife that people are used to.

Lux, the nightclub formerly known as Posh, has a South Beach-meets-Las Vegas atmosphere and incorporates modern design and technology into its new and improved structure. There are now two dance floors, rather than one, making it the city’s largest dance club.

It’s a totally different experience from the technology, the sounds, the lights, Slater said. We’ve updated everything.

Lux is not just a dance club. It also boasts Akron’s only ultra-lounge, a separate entity from the dance floor, where people can relax and get away from the loud music and crowds.

We’ve added a lot more lounge spaces for people to come in and relax, he said. It’s more intimate for those who want to get away from it all.

The club also features a private VIP room that comes with a full-service bar and a full staff.

Slater said that the owners of Posh felt it was necessary to change the name of the club because of the extensive transformation. The technological evolution, as well as the new decor, is in response to the public’s general taste in the contemporary club scene.

We updated everything, he said. We just wanted to change the whole feel of everything.

Although the club typically is strictly 21 and over, Thursday is college night, and females 18 and over are granted entry with a college ID.

The Lux Web site promises the club will be luxurious, unique and exciting.

People aren’t going to believe it, Slater said. It’s just something that has never been done in downtown Akron before.