Local Women Helping Local Women: New Paddock Lounge hosts All-American Opening to benefit Guardian House

Paddock Lounge, located on 6 Caroline Street, is in the final stretch – with opening day set for June 3rd. Owners Rebecca Southwood and Amy Carlson will open the doors to the new 3,000 square foot venue with a benefit for Guardian House – the first transitional home in the Capital Region for homeless female veterans. The $50 ticket price will include a chance to win a 2010 Corvette generously donated by Kara DePaula of DePaula Chevrolet. (Extra tickets to win the corvette will be priced at $25 and will be sold throughout June, with a total of only 5,000 tickets available.)

“Giving back is very important to us, so when we were looking to partner with a local not-for-profit, Guardian House was a perfect fit. –its local women helping local women, says co-owner, Rebecca Southwood”. These women have been through a lot; it’s time we give back to those who gave so much to protect our country. We are overly thrilled with Kara DePaula’s incredible donation – another local woman who gives so much to her community. The local support has been overwhelming and we are grateful to be a part of this Saratoga Spirit”.

“Win a Vette, Help a Vet” Benefit will take place Friday, June 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Event tickets are $50 per person and include a chance to win a 2010 Candy Red Corvette*** valued at $62,000. The event will also feature entertainment by Jill Hughes and her Jazz Trio; catering by Hattie’s and Bettie’s Cakes; premier red and white wine tastings; blue martinis with Ann O’Leary’s Lake Placid 46 Peaks Vodka; Nicole’s Dove Chocolate sample bar and Heather Bohm-Tallman Photography’s Red Sox vs. Yankees Crazy Wall. To raise additional funds for the house, a high-end silent auction will be held with donations from Sanctuary Spa, Frank Adams Jewelers and Heather Bohm-Tallman Photography to name a few. The party continues with the Refrigerators taking the stage at 9 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to buy tickets online at www.PaddockaLoungeSaratoga.com or send a check made out to Paddock Lounge, c/o KKMedia, PO Box 155, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Additional chances to win the Corvette will be sold at $25 per chance until 5,000 is reached, Those tickets can be purchased around town at the following locations: Saratoga Trunk-493 Broadway; Sanctuary Spa-72 Railroad Avenue; Frank Adams Jewelers-Saratoga 18 Division Street; Miranda Real Estate-1482 Route 9, Clifton Park and Paddock Lounge after June 3.

Co-owner, Amy Carlson says Paddock Lounge will continue supporting the Guardian House mission long after the opening benefit, “Each month, we plan to hold a mini event at the Paddock with proceeds benefitting the house and 100% of our Angel-tini will be donated to Guardian House. It is a white cosmopolitan made with Lake Placid 46 Peaks Vodka which is gluten-free – important to me and others living with Celiac Disease who want to support the cause.”

Paddock Lounge is a sexy yet sophisticated 3,000 square foot underground lounge offering an alternative to the traditional Saratoga Nightlife. As you walk through the doors, a massive commissioned piece from local artist Frankie Flores pops with a grandly scaled wrought iron Candle Light Chandelier.  Plush espresso leather sofa groups strategically placed in open spaces and in small nooks compliment the earthy hues. Reminiscent of antique fixtures, wrought iron sconces and hanging fixtures dance off exposed brick and dark woods creating a rustic romantic ambience. Tufted espresso leather barstools with polished nickel nail-head accents await guests around a stately granite bar offset with a gas fireplace. The centerpiece of Paddock Lounge is the music scene. A live Social Hour (Paddock’s Happy Hour version) will run 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday with live music and 2-4-1 drink specials. The holy grail of local cover bands such as Audiostars, Soul Session, Gravity and Crossfire hit the stage at 9:30 every Friday and Saturday night with a large dance floor. “The Paddock” features a casual bar menu, creative cocktails, craft beer and a handful of fine wines. Paddock Lounge is available for private parties, art exhibitions, fashion shows, comedy shows and charity events. Operating hours are Tuesday-Saturday 4p.m.-closing.

Guardian House, a project of The Saratoga County Rural Preservation Co., will open its doors to 11 servicewomen in July 2011 at 1214 route 50 Burnt Hills, NY. The foundation for this project was built on the lack of temporary shelter facilities for homeless women veterans. In fact there are less than a dozen such facilities in the United States. Homeless community shelters are unequipped to handle the special needs of our veterans and are unable to partake in the various programs offered through the Veterans Administration for veterans. Guardian House will provide advocacy, case management, employment opportunities and permanent housing options for veterans. The Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company is a not-for-profit organization serving homeless veterans and the housing needs of the rural poor. They have been operating a men’s transitory home in Ballston Spa for the past 22 years.                                                                                                   

***The rules and regulations of the drawing are set forth at time of purchase.  By purchasing a ticket, the purchaser agrees to be bound by all of the rules and regulations as  provided therein”                             

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