Opening a new nightclub brings with it a raft of headaches. So does opening a bar and restaurant. Trying to do both at the same time? Well, that’s just crazy. For the people behind Arc Nightclub and Lounge, the new Fenway area night-life destination that opened earlier this month, it’s been a lot of long hours of behind-the-scenes setup, but the payoff is about to arrive.
“The whole point of an arc is it’s a burst of energy,” explained Randy Deshaies, the nightclub’s manager, while giving a tour of a back room behind the bar. Like a kid getting ready to show off his toys, he was fiddling with the mixing boards in the newly installed DJ booth, then hustling over to lower the lights in the room.