Karaoke & Bar

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There are things you should know, and then, there are things you should know about, Durham. That’s where we come in for you.

Like you should know Li Ming’s Global Mart. If you don’t know, Li Ming’s you are either relatively new to town, or you are one of those peculiar, ‘eat to live’ creatures, rather than our usual Durham breed of foodie, who ‘lives to eat.’

No offense meant.

Li Ming’s is a terrific Asian grocery store. They have got it all, an unbelievable selection, and reasonably priced. Li Ming’s is in the West Gate Shopping Center, by way of retail history, it is perpendicular to the former South Square Mall, in particular, it is where Circuit City used to be and not far from where Applebee’s once was.

The new thing, the thing you should know about, Durham, in this oh so generically named shopping plaza is not generic at all, but unique in our town.

It is a truly Asian Karaoke bar.

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enter if you sing Karaoke

Now while I have yet to bust through its doors myself, my singing voice leaves even more to be desired than you could possibly imagine, word is K-Mix Karaoke Bar is off the charts.

Great Karaoke machines. An amazing array of songs in multiple languages that would do a Tokyo or Beijing or New York City proprietor proud. The sound system is first class, so much so that the owner had to have individually shipped from Germany certain high-end technical components that were not available in the United States.

The private rooms are purported to be visually stunning, massive speakers, dedicated karaoke machines and mics. The lights. The lights. The lights. It is if you had been teleported from a Durham strip mall to the interior of a subterranean Macau pleasure cove, and oh there are multiple private rooms as K-Mix Karaoke Bar is designed to cater to your every party need and want.

We also heard the price for Dale’s Pale Ale was only $3 and shots of Jack Daniel’s were minimally more.

We can hardly believe our ears. But our sources are good. And they’ve been there.

Have you?

If so, we’d love to hear about it.

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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