By Katie Moritz “The slogan,” Connor Mears says, “is Vermont’s premier night club.” He is sitting in what he calls the cocktail lounge or whiskey room of his new business, Mingle Nightclub. Framed pictures of famous musicians spanning several genres of music decorate the deep purple walls. The furniture, which is black and comfy, is arranged in a way that allows for more one-on-one conversations. A fireplace adds a kind of primal coziness. Mears, who grew up in Barre, has returned to open and run Mingle Nightclub with his father, Scott Mears, who also lives in the area. Mears, who brings with him skills in management and an appreciation of nightclubs, also brings a desire to participate in what he calls with a laugh, a Barre renaissance. Things...
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More than Mingling: New Nightclub Comes to Barre