by Carreen Schroeder
Located at 8676 Buffalo Ave., in the heart of the LaSalle District of Niagara Falls, stands The Vault, a unique nightclub with all the comforts of your local pub.
Aptly named for the three vaults that actually existed in the building, The Vault has gone through several transformations in the past hundred years. Built in the early 1900s, this building has been a bank, a credit union, a religious hall, as well as business offices. But it has truly found its mark as The Vault, having first opened its doors in February of 2011.
Owner and operator Shaun Canada completely renovated the building from top to bottom. An experienced general contractor, Canada even converted the two main floor bank vaults into spacious bathrooms. No line-ups here! With 3,500 square feet of open space, The Vault boasts a pool table, a main bar and a side bar close to the stage on the main floor. On the upper level, guests can listen to live music in the lounge area or mingle on the catwalk, overlooking the stage. The upper level also hosts private parties with a separate, intimate room and VIP bar.
With karaoke offered every Thursday beginning at 9:30 p.m., Happy Hour every Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and two live musical performances every Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m., The Vault offers something for everyone. Canada is proud to offer six craft beers continually rotating, with special prices on bottled beers and well drinks. Canada has been a LaSalle resident his entire life and is committed to serving his community and the surrounding areas.
Head on down to The Vault and enjoy a few drinks while listening to local and international tribute bands. On Sept. 19, Hair Nation, a national '80s tribute touring band based out of Buffalo will be on stage. On Oct. 18, Distant Signals, Pittsburgh's premier Rush tribute band, will be in the limelight. In November and December, watch for two international tribute bands out of Canada: Mama Kin, an intense Aerosmith tribute band, and Desire, who will bring the spirit of U2 to the stage.
The Vault is open every Thursday from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m., Fridays 5 p.m. until 3 a.m. and Saturdays, 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. For more information on The Vault events or to book a private party, call Canada at 716-692-2223 or send an email to [email protected][email protected].