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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #690 on: October 05, 2020, 12:12:02 pm »
U Street Music Hall
Man that blows chunks...they were just getting ready to celebrate their 10yr anny :(

https://www.ustreetmusichall.com/e/u-street-music-hall-closes-after-years-124103303321/
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #691 on: October 05, 2020, 12:35:09 pm »
Itís a big loss even though it wasnít a room designed for live music..itís obviously a huge loss for the DC dance club community

I would expect Will Eastman to reenter the business if we can ever have live shows / DJs again

I always thought IMP would probably prefer to have their own place (instead of renting) for up and coming acts (or acts on the way down)...so I could have seen them opening up another club

At this point though itís unclear what will happen... what if live music is banned until 2022??? 

I worry about the Black Cat...but for a lot of places - if you donít own your space-I would encourage them to close and reopen when times improve.. should the role of government be to prop up these companies for potentially years? Itís a tough situation..do you want to wait til Biden is inaugurated hoping for help? Another 4-5 months til you see $?
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #692 on: October 05, 2020, 01:41:15 pm »

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #693 on: October 05, 2020, 02:05:08 pm »
I worry about the Black Cat...

This. I worry about ALL of them but this one in particular.

Really sucks about U Street.

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #694 on: October 05, 2020, 02:47:17 pm »
I worry about the Black Cat...

This. I worry about ALL of them but this one in particular.
Ditto. Sorry about U St Music Hall but my life will go on. Black Cat ceasing to exist altogether will feel like a piece of me died.
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #695 on: October 06, 2020, 11:36:42 am »
shit...grainville moore's didn't make it either

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #696 on: October 07, 2020, 10:31:51 am »
 :(

That was my pre-show venue.  I recognize there are other decent places on the street but this was the one I really liked.

Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #697 on: October 07, 2020, 12:45:51 pm »
:(

That was my pre-show venue.  I recognize there are other decent places on the street but this was the one I really liked.
GM was a great place, I would go just for the beers and fries/mussels on many occasions
Other than the blowtel that was one of my only H st destinations
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #698 on: October 07, 2020, 12:50:52 pm »
I avoid H St like the plague...people who go there enjoy what? Crime? Being hassled by beggars? Nightmare finding a safe spot to park?


I have heard many good things about GMís over the years


But if I wanted mussels and wine or beer Iíd go to Bistrot du Coin ... thatís my place


I just never got the H St thing

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #699 on: October 07, 2020, 01:27:50 pm »
I avoid H St like the plague...people who go there enjoy what? Crime? Being hassled by beggars? Nightmare finding a safe spot to park?


I have heard many good things about GMís over the years


But if I wanted mussels and wine or beer Iíd go to Bistrot du Coin ... thatís my place


I just never got the H St thing

It sounds like you haven't gone to H Street in 10 years. Someone who hasn't been to the 9:30 Club in 20 years could make the same argument about that area.

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #700 on: October 07, 2020, 01:42:10 pm »
Yeah, once I figured out the parking around H Street it became a surprisingly easy endeavor. Never felt unsafe or got hassled by anyone.

Sadly, itís just not going to be a place I visit too often anymore.

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #701 on: October 07, 2020, 02:12:02 pm »
It hasnít been ten years...itís been a few


But the point is I would go to U Street cause of the 930 Club and Black Cat and U St Hall (RIP) and a few record stores


What is there on H Street to go to? RNR Hotel was a crummy venue

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #702 on: October 07, 2020, 02:25:52 pm »
Now I donít go anywhere other than the Post Office and the CD Cellar (and they got a new guy pricing so itís gone to hell)


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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #703 on: October 07, 2020, 02:48:37 pm »
It hasnít been ten years...itís been a few


But the point is I would go to U Street cause of the 930 Club and Black Cat and U St Hall (RIP) and a few record stores


What is there on H Street to go to? RNR Hotel was a crummy venue

I work nearby and would hit Whole Foods for a pint and Craft Beer Cellar (one of the best beer stores in DC) for takeaway beer. I went to Granville Moore's once or twice but mussels make me violently ill and there's cheaper Belgian beer found elsewhere. Maybe there are some other good food destinations down that way? Probably a question for Yada, I don't really follow the foodie scene.

I say that in the past tense of course.

There was a shooting at the Whole Foods last year but that was an anomaly. That end of H Street always seemed pretty safe though maybe it gets a little sketchier down toward RNR. The one or two times i had been to RNR lately i had parked up in the Whole Foods area and walked down.

All in all though i think that area has markedly improved in terms of safety, though i haven't read the stats.

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #704 on: October 07, 2020, 03:40:00 pm »
But if I wanted mussels and wine or beer Iíd go to Bistrot du Coin ... thatís my place
Bistrot du Coin? What year is it?  2005? Are they still serving Clicquot as a loss leader? Do you hit up Russia House afterwards?
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