The Lovecraft, the horror-themed bar, dance club and concert venue in Southeast Portland, is about to double in size.
According to owner Jon Horrid, the club has received permission from the building's landlord to expand into an adjacent workshop space, adding another 2,000 square feet of room.
Horrid says he plans to fill that space with more seating, arcade games and decorations, including an 8-foot-tall statue of Cthulhu, the iconic creature invented by the bar's namesake, author H.P. Lovecraft.
"It's an opportunity to buy more shit and hang it on the wall," says Horrid, who adds that he's been scouring Etsy and eBay and "stockpiling lasers."
The expansion will also increase Lovecraft's occupancy, from 50 to 100.
Horrid says he's aiming to complete the addition in June, pending approval from inspectors.