Published October 3, 2016
Story: Nicholas Ruiz-O’Donnal
Nighttime entertainment has returned to Rexburg with a new business called “The Shed Night Club.”
Cydnie Leishman the owner of The Shed says her idea came when she was in high school, “When I was in high school and college here it was Retrix, so Rexburg used to have a dance club and it was fun. It was good fun, it gave us somewhere to be so when it closed we all thought, ‘oh that would be so fun to having something back and we employ a lot of college kids and there always looking for something to do.’”
Leishman understands the weather is not always cooperative and it could affect Rexburg events, so she wanted to create a place that’s indoors as well as reliable and consistent.
Leishman’s father has lived here for 40 years and after retiring from his western wear store called Curt’s Corral, she bought the building on 2nd East near Highway 33.
“Friends came in one day when we were in there and said you should do a country night here and I thought ‘Oh ya, that’s a cool idea,’ and then couple weeks later we were to do dinner with some friends and we were running some business ideas together,” said Leishman. “We had the empty building and she said you should do a dance club and so that’s where it came from.”
Not only will this be a place for fun and excitement, but also an opportunity.
“We also wanted to get new DJ’s that are up and coming, we want them to open give them a chance for somewhere to play cause there are not a lot of places in Rexburg.”
The Shed has many hopes and expectations of fun, live and safe entertainment.
Thursday night is country night from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday night is College Night for 18 and above from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturday night is High School Night for 16 and above from 9 p.m. to midnight.
This Friday night is a “Get Down and Nerdy” theme, beginning at 9 p.m. and with the opportunity of winning tickets to see Maroon 5 in Salt Lake City October 8th. Check out their Facebook Page for more details. If you have any questions call (208) 727-7979.