James Applegath co-founded the retro-futuristic-themed venue known as Nasa Dance Pub on Queen St. West in 1999. James took a hands-on approach by managing the venue’s operations for five years. During his tenure, Nasa and its staff won several awards – most notably voted “Best Chill-Out Club” in 2002 by readers of Eye magazine. After more than a decade in the nightclub business it was time to move on. James sold Nasa in 2004 and immediately logged in to the online world, a domain he’d been passionate about since he was 12 years old.
In 2007, James won an award for eBay entrepreneur of the year. He’s now created and leads his own online marketplace that specializes in genuine vintage tees (Defunkd.com) while also working as an online marketing consultant for small businesses.
Needless to say, James is excited to get back into a bricks-and-mortar biz with his digital skill set. He has many creative and fun plans for the restaurant’s various online entities.