Chris Langston, the man behind Tacoma’s new lounge, 1022 South, tells me his place has passed final inspections and will have a soft opening starting at 8 p.m. Sunday (March 29). He said, the bar – which is opening at 1022 S. J St., the former home of the Monsoon Room – will switch to normal business hours starting the next day.
The space has apparently undergone only minor remodeling, which has added a little more seating space. But here’s a change that piqued my interest: In contrast to the DJs that Monsoon owner Laura Malone used to showcase, Langston tells me he’s looking into dropping a piano into that cozy, little joint. Hmmm. Interesting.