Club Colridge

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Club Colridge
HB, dark. Update courtesy the EBD
Bob Moncrief EBDW! 19:36, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
Club Colridge

Darvall Heights [28, 29]

Allan Square Keevil Walk Bonville Drive
the Desmond Monument Club Colridge North Library
the Darley Museum
(East Becktown)
wasteland
(East Becktown)
wasteland
(East Becktown)

Basic Info:

  • Clubs are Dark buildings.
  • The usual internal description of a Club reads as follows:
    "…in the near-darkness of the main dancefloor."
  • When powered by a portable generator, the internal description changes to the following:
    "Coloured spotlights highlight an empty stage, and distorted music echoes over the speakers."
  • Clubs can be barricaded normally.

Club Colridge

In the heyday...

History

In the 1980's, a well to do, local entrepreneur opened Club Colridge as both a public and private playground. No mistake that it is next to the North Library, the Colridge's theme borrowed heavily from "Kubla Khan" both in decor scheme and in late night activity - or so it was rumoured.

By day, the club served the community as a venue for weddings and parties, as well as children's activities sponsored by the library, including various jungle themed parties and storytellers reading Kipling and adventure tales from the central stage.

By night, the club was filled with the newly monied of Darvall Heights and the community service (as well as heavy contributions to local public works and charities) kept what happened in Club Colridge safely behind closed, lacquered doors.


Description

In its heyday, the Colridge was a decadent, Asian themed club in the round. Its two stories were capped off by a brass and glass dome skylight directly over a large round, stone fountain covered in artificial ivy. A stage curved around one side of the fountain, separating it from a dance floor. A long, black bar hugged the opposite wall, flanked by underlit shelves of expensive booze.

The second story was a series of recessed, semi-private lounges - soft couches and chairs, strewn with pillows and separated by billowy gauze hangings.

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On both floors, available wall space was taken up by painted murals of a splendid Asian garden at night, separated by false half columns to make it appear as if there was a view. Rich red, black, gold and green decor completed the theme.



Watch your step...
Mind the broken glass
Now, of course, after six years of quarantine, things are a bit different.

The skylight's dome is smashed, several pieces of brass fitting and broken glass hanging down into the space above the dry fountain. When it rains, the water falls into the stone basin, which thankfully still has drainage. The bar is partially intact - large chunks of it having been spirited away for barricades, fuel and who knows what else. When there is power, some of the sconces, one shelf at the back of the bar and 3/4 of the fountain lights may come on.

The second story has been largely robbed of its pillows and curtains, though some of the couches remain. Always be sure to check for nesting mice - or worse.

The murals are defaced in places, but they still promise a view of something other than rubble strewn streets and shambling corpses.

Of late, however, much of the debris has been cleared away, the floors swept and fixtures repaired or replaced...




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