See Inside: Highland Strip's new music venue

The Highland Strip is about to get a new music savvy tenant with an affinity for a good drink. The Bluff, a music venue/restaurant/bar combo will open at 535 S. Highland St. by mid-January.

Nickle Smith, Hudson Chadwick and Austin Wallace, owners of The Bluff, signed a lease with Loeb Properties Inc. for the tenant bay this past April. Since that time, they have transformed the empty shell into a concert hall complete with a mezzanine level, outdoor patio and 100 total linear feet of bar.

“We will have bands three to five nights a week,” Smith said. “[There will be] TVs everywhere. You will be able to see multiple TVs from every angle in here.”

Bands that perform at The Bluff will have their own greenroom and private bathroom.

“We definitely have had a lot of people contact us, but we haven’t booked anybody yet, just due to the fact that we haven’t set an opening date,” Smith said.

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