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Wall St Nighclub Closing for Good

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    Zekequinn89
    Participant

    Contact: Amber Myers
    Wall Street Nightclub
    [email protected]
    144 N Wall Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Wall Street Nightclub

    Press Release
    Wall Street Nightclub Closing
    The countries longest running LGTBQA nightclub closing after 28 years.

    Columbus, OH, For Immediate Release:
    The owners of Wall Street Nightclub and Showbar announced today that with bar will close after 28 years of business.

    “Financial stress from declining business and deteriorating building conditions were compounded by the loss of parking with condo development in the neighborhood and the loss of third party production companies,” said Amber Myers, co-owner of Wall Street Nightclub.

    The ownership of Wall Street was not able to reach lease terms with the new landlord to allow the club a chance to stabilize and make the improvements needed to attract a new and larger audience.

    Shows scheduled through December 31st will still run as planned. “We hope we can go out strong and have one last great month in this historic club,” added club management.

    December Shows:

    December 5 – Viva Valezz’s Holiday Drag King Show 8pm
    December 8 – Fashion Week Columbus’ Victoria Secret Runway Viewing Party 8pm
    December 10 – Stompers Line Dancing 8pm & King Brickz Ent. Hip Hop Night 10pm
    December 11 – Goddess Burlesque show with Amber Ray, NYC 8pm & Toga Dance 11pm
    December 12 – Mary Ann Brandt’s Annual Christmas Show 8pm & Saturday Night Live Dance 11p
    December 13 – Mr and Miss Wall Street Pageant 8pm
    December 16 – Tease A Gogo Burlesque with Go-Go Amy 8pm
    December 17 – Stompers Line Dancing 8pm & King Brickz Ent. Hip Hop Night 10pm
    December 18 – Ho Ho Ho for BRAVO holiday fundraiser show 7pm & Unecc’s Third F’n Friday 10
    December 19 – Mary Ann Brandt’s Annula Christmas Show 8pm & EQ EDM Dance Night 11pm
    December 20 – Mary Ann Brandt’s Annual Christmas Show 7pm
    December 31 – New Year’s Eve Ball 9pm

    Questions and comments can be directed to Amber Myers, [email protected]

    #1105891

    WJT
    Participant

    Well just about every old time gay bar/club is history now. How many gay bars/clubs are even left?
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    Let the speculation begin on what kind of development will replace this property!

    I wish they would turn the Southeast building on the northwest corner of Long and High into some kind of mixed use thing with ground floor retail and office/apartments above. This plot could be used for parking for the residential part.

    #1105938
    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
    Participant

    Wall St is (was?) the country’s longest running LBGQTA club?

    #1105974

    nohio
    Participant

    Wall Street was not the nation’s longest running for LBGTQ people by a long shot-
    it was initially a lesbian bar when it 1st opened many years ago —
    Bars in SF, NYC, Chicago, Key West, etc and other cities have had bars that have been opened much longer—
    (Stonewall Inn for example —-) Wall Street didn’t make its debut until after the gay disco scene had began to decline s well as older more established gay bars were still thriving – The Eagle (nee -Kismet), Trends/Garage, Herbie’s, Rudely Elegant on West Broad, the Grotto.

    List of closed columbus gay bars-

    http://www.columbusgaybars.com/list-of-closed-bars-bathouse-gay-events-reached-100/

    #1105978
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Bars in SF, NYC, Chicago, Key West, etc and other cities have had bars that have been opened much longer—
    (Stonewall Inn for example —-)

    Stonewall closed, and then re-opened in the 1990s:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Inn

    The Wall Street claim is that they’re currently the longest continually-operating nightclub (1987-2015). A quick google search reveals a couple of bars in New York, New Orleans and Seattle that claim to be the longest continually operating gay bars in the US, but I assume Wall Street is differentiating between bars and nightclubs.

    Anyway, semantics aside, the news is sad, and 28 years is roughly 26 years longer than most nightclubs last, regardless of customer demographics. It sounds like it had a very good run.

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