Kingdom to become Top nightclub

New restaurant and nightclub for Walnut Alley.

Alley Katz, then Kingdom and now Top, the circle of life rolls on for another RVA night spot. RVA has the details on the latest venture set to move into 10 Walnut Alley.

Eric and Brenda Lewter and their son, Eric Lewter Jr., plan to open the Top, a restaurant and nightclub at 10 Walnut Alley. The space was previously occupied by Alley Katz and, more recently, Kingdom.

The Lewters will look to open the Top in May. They signed a two-year lease with an option to buy the 9,300 square-foot-space.

“The family brings a diverse set of experience to the new business. Brenda Lewter works in the IT department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Eric Lewter used to run a janitorial service company and owned a restaurant in New York.

Eric Lewter Jr., who will run the Top, began promoting dance parties while attending Highland Springs High School, including at the former 321 Supper Club, a downtown nightclub that used to operate out of the Aqua Lounge space at 1708 E. Main St.

“We’re moving up to the next level,” Lewter Jr. said of the family business. “Instead of promoting here and there, we’re doing our own thing.”

Photo: Richmond

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