Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Former CBGB's Club To Be Men's Clothing Store

While I love good fashion, this kind of thing ills me (and in the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for all of the big NYC Banks to continue to fall to pieces):
Former CBGB's Club To Be Men's Clothing Store
November 05, 2007
Rock and Pop
By Chris M. Walsh, N.Y.

The space of New York City's former seminal music club CBGB will be reopened as a men's clothing boutique from John Varvatos."This store is going to be totally unique, different from our other boutiques," Varvatos said. "We're going to make it a great way to look back at this remarkable history but also forward to what's happening in music today." A stage permanently integrated into the store design, along with an in-store performance series are among the unique plans intended to honor the space's history. CBGB closed in October 2006 after 33 years. The Bowery club served as the launching pad for the Ramones, Television, Blondie, Talking Heads, the Patti Smith Group and dozens of others that would become synonymous with punk rock and its many offshoots. The club's founder Hilly Kristal died in August at 75, following a battle with lung cancer.

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