COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The owners of Club Q unveiled the new designs and memorial to honor the victims lost in last November's deadly shooting.
"We've got to re-open, we cannot let this define us," said the owner of Club Q Matthew Haynes. Haynes told News5 he knew 10 days after the shooting that they would re-open.
In a Facebook post on Friday, renders of the new memorial and exterior design of the club were unveiled to the public. The new space will feature a permanent tribute honoring the lives of Ashley Paugh, Derrick Rump, Daniel Aston, Kelly Loving, and Raymond Green Vance.
The permanent monument will feature five 12-foot engraved pillars representing each of the lives, a 40-foot flag pole featuring the Progress Pride Flag that will stay illuminated day and night, seventeen boulders for each person injured by gunfire, and a security wall that will allow people visiting the memorial to grieve and reflect in privacy.
"We've been consulting with the FBI and the Colorado Springs Police department…Should we have to be thinking about this? No, but this is where we live today, and this is what we need to do," said Haynes.
Club Q is working with a local fully woman-owned architecture firm HB&A on the project. They expect to re-open later this year.
The owners spoke about the decisions made following the shooting that ultimately led to the realization the club needed to open again. You can view that message below.
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