#sundaySneak: Urbana lounge to open second-floor karaoke club

#sundaySneak: Urbana lounge to open second-floor karaoke club

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A-Plus VIP Lounge in downtown Urbana plans to open a karaoke club and cafe on the second floor of its building, owner Di Yu said.

Remodeling work has been going on this summer, and Yu said he hopes the rooms will be ready when University of Illinois students return in August.

The cafe, with windows looking out onto Main Street, will be on the second story of the building at 214 W. Main St., U. The cafe will serve desserts, smoothies, bubble tea and loose-leaf tea, as well as “simple finger food,” such as chicken wings and french fries.

Fried rice, ramen and burgers will also likely be available, but A-Plus VIP Lounge won’t be a full-scale restaurant, Yu said.

“No one comes to a lounge to have dinner,” he said.

Situated just behind the cafe will be a hallway with elaborately decorated karaoke rooms on each side. The seven private rooms feature plush couches, tables and a karaoke system that interacts with smartphones. Each room has soundproofed walls, Yu said.

Video gaming machines will be added to the lounge, and the main floor will be leased out for private events, Yu said.

Not only was the second-floor decor designed in China, but the furniture and wallpaper used throughout was purchased there too, he said.

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