The Exchange is back!
After an array of changes over the past few years, the site of the original xChange Bar and previously known Kama Bar, will reopen its doors this weekend under the name of The Exchange.
Managing Director of The Exchange Ravi Soni, told MCV a team of designers, artists, production coordinators and ‘legends of the community’ all contributed to the transformation inside the venue.
“The internals were stripped back which allowed the designers and artists to have less in their way, as well as allowing more versatile rooms and spaces.
“Everything on the ground level has been worked on, which has all contributed to the soul and character of this great venue. We encourage everyone to come and see it,” he said.
Once a staple of the iconic former ‘gay strip’ of Melbourne, The Exchange hopes to bring those crowds back. Mr Soni also dismissed claims Commercial Road was past its time and crowds had moved on.
“With a central location and a host of great talent we see no reason why we cannot attract as many people.
“Healthy competition and high standards are a great thing. Talented artists, innovation and good people are what this place is about,” he said.
The Exchange opens with a weekend of celebrations starting Friday, May 16 with shows and DJs every Friday and Saturday night. The public bar will be open every night from 3pm.
For more information visit exchangebar.com.au