Saverio Loria is hoping to bolster Vernon’s night life with the Status Nightclub downtown. He has been in the nightclub business for 30 years.

Loria brings status to nightclub

With 30 years of night life experience, new owner Saverio Loria knows what makes a club successful.

Status Nightclub is open and ready to bring its big-city vibe to Vernon.

With 30 years of night life experience, new owner Saverio Loria knows what makes a club successful.

He has owned Status Nightclub in New Westminster for 19 years and managed and owned Nite Magic in Vernon from 1991 until 1997. He remained on as shareholder in the club in Vernon, as it changed names (including Club 29/29) and management throughout the years, but bought the building and the club last September.

Loria spent the fall and winter slowly getting things back in order and planning the renovation and launch of Status Nightclub.

In the last few months, Loria and his girlfriend have worked tirelessly to transform the old bar into a place he feels proud of.

“You couldn’t get a nightclub worse than this, nothing worked, no glassware, hardly any inventory,” said Loria of the state the club was in before he purchased it.

The club now has two full bars that he reconfigured to add to the flow of the space. The dance floor has been redone and he added a disco ball DJ booth, a pool table and new seating.

Loria has big plans for Status.

“I don’t want to be known as just a top-40 nightclub. I want to bring in bands, hypnotists, ladies nights, comedians, karaoke, whatever I can give to Vernon that over a course of a year, everyone will have come in here for some event or another,” he said.

With Loria’s years of experience come high expectations for himself and his 15 staff members.

“This is my passion, I perform at my best when things are busy and I get challenged, I’m not here to party I’m here to run a business,” he said.

Loria has won many manager of the year awards while living and working in the Lower Mainland and he says he plans to continue to offer strong customer service, listen to customers’ feedback, adapt and keep things fresh to make Status successful.

 

Just Posted

Garage fire in Coldstream

Fire crews calling for backup after reports of black smoke

Thieves smash way into Vernon business

Incident at Simply Delicious happened at 4:30 a.m. and was caught on video

Taps dry for some Vernon residents

Water main break shuts water off temporarily to Okanagan Avenue homes

Two-month water advisory issued for all Vernon customers

Not a boil water notice, just an advisory as permanent fix in sight

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperative breeding program

‘Very disrespectful’: B.C. first responder irked by motorists recording collisions on cellphones

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue deputy chief challenges motorists to break the habit

Daily cannabis linked to reduction in opioid use: B.C. researchres

Researchers looked at a group of 1,152 people in Vancouver who reported substance use and chronic pain

B.C. man gets 23 years for murder of Belgian tourist near Boston Bar

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

Pot shop opens near Princeton on band land

A medical and recreational cannabis shop opened earlier this month near Princeton.… Continue reading

Bids down, costs up on Highway 1, B.C. independent contractors say

Rally protests NDP government’s union-only public construction

Former Okanagan-based B.C. Dragoons leader pleads guilty to possession of child porn

Sean David Parker pleaded guilty to possession of child porn on Monday

Members of little people community applaud change to drop ‘midget’ term

‘It’s not about sensitivity,’ says Allan Redford, the president of the Little People of Canada

Little progress in preventing sudden infant deaths since last report: BC Coroner

Coroners panel studied 141 sleep-related sudden infant deaths between 2013 and 2018

Most Read