“LUSH originally opened as Lush Food Bar in 2008. Lush Food Bar was known for a great brunch on the weekends and being the cool clean modern LGBT bar. After the passing of the previous owner, Ken Darling, Brian Johnston and James Nelson went to work reviving, re-imagining and revitalizing LUSH.

LUSH has been re-envisioned and rebuilt to be a pillar in the LGBTQQIAAP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual) community. Their main mission is to be the all-inclusive destination that our community needs and deserves. The first thing you will notice when you walk in the door of LUSH is a staff that is warm and welcoming. Aesthetically, you will notice that they have kept the modern industrial feel but they have softened the space with white leather sofas in the new lounge and orange candles on the tables. The white and orange warm the space to make it feel a little cozier, yet still modern. As you continue to look around the room you will see their wonderful patrons, people from different backgrounds, different colors, and different sexes, of all body types and ages, getting along and relaxing together. This is what the new LUSH is all about. If you continue to wonder back into the space, you will see a new set of double doors where the game room use to be. The entire back half of the building has been remodeled into a new event center. The new LUSH Event Center has a brand new bar, dance floor, stage and DJ/Light booth. The sound and light system (for both rooms actually) has gotten a major overhaul.

LUSH will consistently welcome and actively seek out the many facets of the GLBT and allied communities to bring them all under one roof to dine, drink and be entertained together.”