Touché Supper Club will officially open today (Friday) in the former location of the troubled club Twelve, which was fined $14,000 earlier this month after two stabbings.
Touché will have a restaurant, bar and club at 1123 H St. NE and will host a celebration tonight and tomorrow starting at 4 p.m., as Frozen Tropics first reported.
Touché general manager Jayne’ Price said the establishment will “bring a nice, eclectic blend of entertainment to the corridor.” The club will offer bachata classes, a “Southern French fusion” menu and Sunday “JazzSoul” brunches.
Price distanced the business from its predecessor, Twelve.
“Touché is not connected to the previous business, and our business model is totally different,” Price said. “We’re absolutely concerned about any interruptions in the community.”
ANC 6A Commissioner Jay Williams, head of the alcohol licensing committee, was upbeat about Touché.
“I’ve been in contact with the new ownership, and I’m hopeful that they will back up what they’ve been saying about working closely with the community,” he said.
The club will initially operate under Twelve’s agreement with ANC 6A over security, noise and operating hours, Williams said. He anticipated that the ANC and Touché would negotiate a new deal in the coming weeks.
The club will be open intermittently until they host a grand opening celebration in early December. Then, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Touché menu includes shrimp and grits for $13.99, a vegetarian cajun stir fry for $8.99 and rib eye steak for $19.99.
Price said that musicians tonight and tomorrow night will play neo-soul and a blend of house, soul and jazz. She said she hopes to additionally use the property for a catering business and a culinary, hospitality and bartending school.