The Knights have also started a monthly Sunday morning brunch and are planning to host monthly dinners.
Slattery said the renovated hall has made the Knights a more visible and active member of the downtown community. With seating for 175 people, the hall is available to the public for wedding receptions, anniversary gatherings, birthday parties, class reunions and other events.
The lounge is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. for members and their guests. The new lounge has a custom-made bar by Frank McCabe and has two large, flat-screen TVs to watch sporting events.
The three-story building has about 5,000 square feet on each floor. For years the first floor was rented as commercial space, the second floor housed a lounge and office space, and the third floor was a banquet hall and kitchen.