"We're always worried about competition, but we feel good out here," said Promotions Director Randy Elam, confident about the grand opening of Graham Central Station. A four-in-one entertainment stop, including top 40, retro, karaoke, and country.
"We like Lubbock, it's got a lot of potential," he said. Potential for profit. With a capacity of over 1,800 people, club officials project weekly revenues of $100,000, while employing a staff of 150. Total start-up costs? $1.5 million.
The club is also singing about safety. Emphasizing clearly marked exits in the shadow of the Rhode Island tragedy. "It's very safe. We've got several exits and the whole building is sprinklered. It's very safe," said Elam.
A recipe for success that's worked in 21 cities across the country, with owners hoping for number 22 in Lubbock.