A brand new lounge idea from Atlanta is headed to Dallas: Known as Cru Hemp Lounge, it is owned by Atlanta entrepreneur Dennis McKinley, and can open a location in Carrollton at 2512 E. Belt Line Rd., within the former Coconut Thai house.
In line with a launch, it’s going to open July 16.
Cru Hemp Lounge is a fast-casual hookah-hemp lounge providing distinctive hookah flavors, hemp oil extracts, small plates, and specialty cocktails. You do not usually see all these 4 issues in a single.
McKinley says in an announcement that combining hookah with a CBD aspect in a casual-dining lounge environment has made his idea not solely an enormous success, but in addition a celeb hotspot. Which celebrities, he doesn’t say.
“Cru Hemp Lounge isn’t your normal bar or a nightclub, it’s a life-style lounge that’s catching the attention of not solely the patrons however franchise builders alike,” McKinley says. “We’ve grown exponentially over the previous couple of years and we’re excited to be the biggest hookah lounge in the US.”
Meals gadgets embody wings, burgers, quesadillas, crab mac & cheese, lollipop lamb chops, and crab truffles.
Cocktails embody their Cru Rita, with Avion Tequila, agave, lime Juice, with a salt rim; and Cru Lemonade, a spiked home lemonade infused with peach, strawberry, or mango puree.
However food and drinks aren’t all that is on the menu. In addition they have:
hookahs similar to their home combine with mint, orange, peach, banana, watermelon, strawberry, cherry, coconut, and vanilla
They at present have six places: 4 in Atlanta, plus Houston and Charlotte. All through this summer time, they plan on opening extra places in Atlanta, plus Memphis, Austin, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, Miami, Macon, and Phoenix.
The discharge says that, as a result of excessive variety of vacancies attributable to COVID-19 closures, the corporate is ready to get in there and open shops, usually 90 days after signing a lease.
It will make them not solely the biggest hookah lounge operator but in addition the biggest Black-owned nightlife chain.
And because the launch notes, as soon as hashish turns into authorized nationally, they’re going to have a longtime VIP buyer base already in place, one which presumably likes hashish. Which VIPs, they don’t say.