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Blisteringly Fast: Reinvention of the Self at the Walnut Room

The Walnut Room, the bar/dance club at 17th and Walnut, closed its doors for good on New Year's Eve. But before anyone could get to the first stage of grief about it, the owners moved on to the next thing.

On January 18th they'll open a new club: same place, different name, way different feel. Owners Joe Beckham and Giancarlo Dipasquale gave themselves a little more than two weeks to turn the space into the Ten Six Club. The design scheme will be be what they're calling "'60s mod meets British rock," with a pink, gold and black color scheme; tufted walls; Chesterfield sofas; a Union Jack hanging from the ceiling; and beaded drapery.

They owners are confident they'll get it done on time, as evidenced from the past tense employed in their press release:

"Beckham and Dipasquale handled the entire seventeen day transformation from The Walnut Room to The Ten Six Club including decor, menu development, and overall creative direction. "We wanted to create a cool, casual environment where people would want to come, dance, and enjoy themselves," said Beckham. Job well done, lads! Er, well, when it's done, that is.