The Country Club, a new dining and drinking establishment for those 21 and over only in Costa Mesa, will officially open on National Repeal Day, Tuesday, Dec. 5. It took over the former Pierce Street Annex spot on East 17th Street, a longtime dive bar, dance venue with a grill-it-yourself patio. In its place is a brand new swanky, luxury-appointed restaurant and bar that celebrates traditional American cuisine and classic libations. Guests at The Country Club can enjoy its warm ambiance and classic space reminiscent of a time-honored social club.
Before the public opening, The Country Club introduced its concept to those attending private events; it hosted two major fundraisers for JDRF and Movember Foundation. There was “A Night For Anna” where 100% of proceeds were donated to JDRF to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. The event grossed over $35,000. The fundraiser was held in support of Anna Plotke, a young girl who was diagnosed with type one diabetes at just seven-years-old. Anna receives at least four insulin shots per day and has received more than 500 in the last six months.
And, almost 300 people attended a fundraiser where 100% of proceeds to attend were donated to the Movember Foundation for men’s health. The event grossed a total of $48,968 while allowing guests to indulge in an exclusive first experience. The fundraiser was presented by Team Nuclear, a group of friends dedicated to raising money and awareness for men’s health through Movember Foundation. “Having lost my father to cancer in 1987, this annual tradition of participating in Movember is near and dear to me,” said one of the four Team Nuclear founders John Cornuke. “I am both honored to be a part of bringing awareness to this cause and humbled by everyone’s support in helping to find solutions that can produce improvement in the lives of those dealing with cancer or other health issues.”