Charles E. Tenorio owner of Denanche Security Grand Slam Spirits Sports Lounge and The Rack; said he opened a bar and pool hall because he was not satisfied with the island’s choice of entertainment. "Everything is the same everywhere you go. There is no sense of scene." Tenorio opened The Rack in Compadres Mall on Jan. 12 with siblings and part owners Stephanie T. Yamada and Sen. Ray Tenorio chairman of the Committee on Tourism Maritime Military & Veterans and Foreign Affairs of the 29th Guam Legislature.

Charles Tenorio said the plan is to fill the void on island provide style and not lose sight of where all great fun and entertainment derived from. Tenorio and Jeff C. Sanchez DJ for The Rack; plan to bring back "the total entertainment experience."

Within the 7 000 square feet of the establishment is a state-of-the-art sound system "" a flown sound system for a more lively experience. There are also 12 pool tables lined with imported Simonis felt "" the same felt used for professional pool tournaments and covering the Olhausen pool tables in the front area of the bar. There is a dance floor for patrons who can also enjoy the other types of entertainment available in the establishment such as the custom light show the mirror view image of the DJ booth live bands and projections on the eight by 10-foot screen on the wall.

The Rack will hold a variety of promotions throughout the week for different clientele. Tenorio told the Journal he and his partners have big plans for the future and look forward to expanding if all goes well. The business employs about 20 people.

The Rack accommodates private parties and fundraisers and is open 24 hours. As for holding events "we are booked up until June " Tenorio said. "We have no exact set rates for events." Wednesdays is an alternative night featuring house music and Thursdays are "hip hop" nights. Fridays and Saturdays feature "old school" music.

Another new establishment Oceans Seven opened on Dec. 4 in the Imperial Suites Hotel on Ypao Road and is non-smoking although Imperial Suites has outside tables to accommodate smokers. Victor Quidachay chief executive officer and co-owner of a group of seven investors in the facility; said "This is a place where friends can enjoy Happy Hour."

He said the name refers to the investors. "Also the year is 2007."

Being with a group of friends who like to go out and enjoy Happy Hour Quidachay said he and his fellow shareholders decided "Why not make an investment out of it? Our slogan is similar to Mobil but instead it’s "˜How do we know what you want? Because "¦ we are drinkers too.’" Quidachay said it’s too early to predict the future since he still deals with challenges such as his "transition from customer to host."

"We want to be a primer bar before heading down to Tumon on the weekends or the place to be afterwards a place where clients can come in and enjoy their end of the day martini or glass of wine". Marco Paguio bar manager for Oceans Seven; said "You could say we are a Tumon bar without the Tumon prices." Quidachay said "We even have a special room rate for clientele who are too tired or too intoxicated to make it home."

Oceans Seven is a 2 600 square-foot facility and employs five people. Quidachay told the Journal "We plan to employ seven people because of our name "¦ it’s sort of a trend here "" seven couches seven employees etcetera."

Oceans Seven hosts fundraisers and private parties for set rates. Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays there are live bands during and after happy hour. "We plan on throwing theme parties once a month as well " Quidachay said. "We are doing well for an establishment that is still being developed."

Western theme club Mavericks opened Nov. 24 where the former Da Brewery was located. Christopher Dahl owner and general manager of Mavericks; said he is one of six partners for the establishment. He said the other owners determined that the Western theme was missed after GameWorks shut down and they thought it would be a good idea to keep it going.

"I believe the men and women who come off of the ships who are from the country have no real relation to any bars out here. After GameWorks that was it". Dahl said he plans to stay true to the country theme but include local bands.

"I expect after word gets out that the business should be booming and I would like to think that we could expand in the future." With the Mavericks mechanical bull arriving in February Dahl said that should be "a lot of fun for everyone to come and see". Mavericks has three pool tables air hockey foosball and video games situated around the club. Mavericks also has 10 42-inch plasma screens placed around the bar and throughout the 6 000 square feet establishment.

The business plans on holding promotional events to coincide with sports events. Mavericks is open Monday through Saturday and Happy Hour is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays happy hour specials also features free pizza from neighboring Boston Pizza Co. On Thursdays there is a $25 cover charge and then penny drinks at the bar until closing. MBJ