Arc Nightclub and Lounge opens in former An Tua Nua space

KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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Opening a new nightclub brings with it a raft of headaches. So does opening a bar and restaurant. Trying to do both at the same time? Well, that’s just crazy. For the people behind Arc Nightclub and Lounge, the new Fenway area night-life destination that opened earlier this month, it’s been a lot of long hours of behind-the-scenes setup, but the payoff is about to arrive.

“The whole point of an arc is it’s a burst of energy,” explained Randy Deshaies, the nightclub’s manager, while giving a tour of the venue. “This has been a lot of work,” he said later. “Way more than I anticipated.”

The space, which was until recently known as An Tua Nua, needed a complete overhaul.

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