EXO To Dazzle Edwardsville With First-Ever Cocktail Lounge and Nail Bar
EXO Lounge and EXO Nail Bar, A
Must-Visit, Sexy and Sophisticated Atmosphere with Innovative Cocktails, Bites,
Elite Manicure and Pedicure Treatments and More, Opening December 2019!
Edwardsville, Ill. – November 29,
2019 – Visitors
and residents have undoubtedly noticed the double-sided sign featuring a crest
located at the entrance of 2 157 Center in Edwardsville. After extensive
renovations and much anticipation, EXO Industries, an
Edwardsville-based lifestyle services brand, is counting down the days before
opening its doors to the flagship EXO Lounge and EXO Nail Bar, a
first-of-its-kind concept with two separate establishments operating in unison
to offer libations and bespoke spa services in one setting.
“The opening of our first flagship
location will put Edwardsville on the map and will no doubt be a significant
milestone in the ongoing evolution of our brand,” said Gina Gamblin,
founder of EXO Industries. “This new concept distills our approach to
offering Las Vegas-like services to customers without the hassle of travel and
EXO Lounge will inspire with interior designer Shannon Petrou’s vision. The lounge will offer a gloss black quartz bar top featuring a waterfall edge with white lightning-bolt-like streaks, 3D gold ceiling panels flanking the cove-lit coffered ceiling, herringbone Italian porcelain floor tiles, and Crocodile-embossed black wallcoverings, and 6 exclusive custom laser cut brass liquor lockers for elite members to store their personal liquor. Guests can cozy up to the brass tabletops on the luxurious velvet and leather booths. No detail was left overlooked. EXO’s Instagram-worthy, exquisite starburst crystal chandeliers will keep guests coming back for more.
Justin VanMatre (grandson of
and operator of Mike Shannon’s Grill in
Edwardsville, IL and St. Louis Lambert International Airport) was brought in
for opening operations and menu creation.
In addition to Justin
EXO’s cocktail menu was curated by Katiana Tactikos from Taste, featuring healthy and
organic libations with health conscience ingredients, such as matcha and
Sip a [Matcha-Do About Nothing] or [Old Fashioned with
a Twist] and enjoy light bites like tapenade, charcuterie boards, macarons, and
more. With its extensive whiskey list of Pappy Van Winkle and Boss Hog, its
wine program featuring Stags Leap, Nickel & Nickel, and non-alcoholic
drinks – from cold-pressed juices to organic teas, mocktails, and espresso
beverages – there is something for everyone.
The property will also boast a
2000-square-foot patio with private seating spaces. Guests can take advantage
of the outdoor televisions, surround-sound audio, and enjoy live entertainment
while cozied up to firepits during the colder days. The patio will open during
Step into EXO Nail Bar. Leading the charge are Edwardsville personalities and nail experts, Ricky and Jenny Thai. Customers may order specialty drinks from the lounge on their very own iPad, and watch custom-curated media content on the impressive EXO video wall while having their nails manicured by professional, experienced technicians. Designed by Chris Grodeon who knows a thing or two about how to cater to the exceptional woman, EXO will also offer a solution for the man on-the-go, who can opt for the Gentleman’s Package – or any of EXO’s various offerings – and enjoy an exclusive experience complete with a manicure, pedicure and whiskey cocktail.
EXO also provides micro-blading, lash
extensions, and waxing services. Ideal for bachelorette and bachelor parties
and various groups of more than 10, the VIP room is available for private spa
manicures and pedicures, massages, paraffin wax treatments, and body
Furthering its commitment to social
responsibility and paving the way regarding industry best practices, EXO is the
first and only Nail Bar in Edwardsville that has installed ventilation at every
station that will reduce the impact of harsh chemicals and fumes given off by
nail polish, to offer a safer environment for its staff and customers.
“We offer something for
everyone. Lounge-goers will come for our innovative cocktails, and the spa
seekers come for treatment offerings, husbands will bring their wives, mothers
will bring their kids (who also have their own kids packages available), you
might visit EXO after a long day of golf, or for a friendly drink with your
girlfriends. No matter what the scenario, our team of experienced and committed
staff members will take care of you,” said Gamblin.
Prepare to have all your senses engaged
at EXO. Signature scents were designed by Kate Bethel at Mavn to
entice calm and inspire relaxation in the rooms as guests enter each space. A
customer-centric technology experience designed by Ponto Solutions, the
technology design team for the nationally acknowledged Centene Community Ice Center, and
offers free wifi, a
total of 130 speakers, zoned audio and a video wall, which continuously
streams, guests will be treated to an experience unlike any other.
EXO, led by General Manager Marcus Owen,
who has over 15 years of management experience, aims to deliver an elevated
customer experience. A robust three-week training program has been curated, for
all employees to ensure the highest level of service and hospitality.
EXO Industries is a brand of lifestyle services. The company currently consists of EXO Lounge, a unique cocktail lounge that serves organic, healthy cocktails and EXO Nail Bar, a full-service nail bar dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality organic products and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere that appeals to the senses. For more information, visit www.VisitEXO.com