Club Space Lounge closed, owner arrested

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The curse that saw the closure of former Club Rouge along Jinja Road not long ago, seems to still haunt the vicinity up to today.

Facing closure for two years making losses, switching managers now and then, Club Rouge finally gave away until late last year when a city tycoon, George Waswa, decided to rebrand it as Space Lounge.

Space Lounge commenced operations in September last year with some of the best facilities that excited revellers.

It opened in style with a V.V.I.P red carpet event with Kampala’s top DJs including NBS TV’s DJ Mercy and singers like Winnie Nwagi.

The club manager, Keneth Ndejjo, hoped that revellers would get the best of services once the club was opened including football matches on the club’s giant screen.

However, edge gossip desk has learnt that the club has since failed to pay rent arrears prompting management to close it down.

“Management closed them due to rent arrears,” a source told us.

The proprietor was also arrested in the process and whisked away.

“He [Waswa] was arrested too. He was trying to sneak into the club and grab a few things before management locked it.”

Since Spear Abowe sold it, the club has changed hands three times yet businesses has since not been the same.

The source seemed to heap blame on a one Alice Namatovu who joins every new management as a manager yet she is accused of causing the bar’s collapse.

The executive bar is also partly managed by Crane Management Services, a subsidiary company of Ruparelia Group of Companies, conglomerate that is owned by the Ugandan Billionaire Sudhir Ruparelia.

It is located on Station Approach road that leads to the main Railway Station and the immediate neighbours of the Lounge are Club Amnesia, Former Bank of Baroda, 9 degrees and Airtel Offices.

The club is well set with two dance floors, Laser lights, projectors and flat-screen monitors complement the three bars and upscale lounges.