You might catch Shenelle Edwin in the mix but only on one of two occasions; she’s there to make money or it’s an Updown event. As a Kansas City native, she has spent the last decade as both a patron and as industry personnel so she can give a fair assessment from both sides. You’ve probably seen her slanging drinks, serving bottles, or gathering people for a round of shots at the bar. Extremely social and a lot of fun, Shenelle brings great energy to any event.
As someone that enjoys traveling, Edwin has also experienced what other big-name cities have to offer when it comes to nightlife. From an industry standpoint, it is her opinion that KC still has a lot of work to do when it comes to living up to big city standards. However, the growth and diversity efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. On the partygoer side of things, lackluster events and the inadequacy to accommodate different crowds deters her from various places.
When asked why she prefers Updown events, Edwin spoke of the upscale atmosphere and focus on the customer experience. “Updown provides a big city experience paired with down home customer service. The combination of the two make makes for a great end user experience for both new and regular customers, as well as the staff.” she said. As an app participant, the Hotspot feature is currently her favorite because it helps users find the right spot for them without having to jump from place to place.
It is because of loyal followers like Shenelle that Updown has prospered the way that it has. From the support she has shown for all that we do, to the kind words she shared when interviewed for this article, we are truly humbled to have her on our side. Thank you Shenelle for being a praiseworthy member of our crowd!