As Ward 4 Councilman De'Keither Stamps pointed out this week, the folks behind Johnny T's Bistro and Blues has done what people have been sitting around waiting for the city, state and a procession of developers to do for years: Giving people something else to do downtown, on Farish Street.
This weekend, joining F. Jones Corner in the Farish Street Historic District, is 540, located upstairs from Johnny T's.
A grand opening comes Oct. 24 for Jackson State University’s Alumni Homecoming After-Party and will feature DJ Moneycure.
According to a release, 540 features "an elegant bar, performance stage, VIP seating and a stunning hardwood dance floor that beckons the trendsetters, progressives and explorers of downtown nightlife."
In addition, the lounge includes a "panel of wall-to-wall mirrors and the intricately placed lighting, coupled with the modern black and chrome furniture."
540 is also available for hosting contemporary wedding receptions, corporate events or charity fundraisers. Hours for 540 are Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; the space is also available for private events Sunday through Thursday.