Best Underground Electronic Venue-Store-Spa Combo - 2012
The Lotus Dream Emporium & Spa
The Lotus Dream Emporium isn't only (or, arguably, even mostly) an underground electronic-music venue. It's also a women's boutique with new and used clothing, home decor items, greeting cards, shoes, purses, jewelry, tea sets, art and much more. Owner and dreamer Melissa Enyeart opens the emporium for private events, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for open-mike poetry sessions, movie screenings and some of the best club nights and after-hours parties in the area. It's a lovely and relaxed atmosphere, where some of the city's most talented mixers showcase their skills for little or no investment at the door. Did we mention the massage space, drawing classes and spa nights? It's a place sweet dreams are made of.