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ive been there 3 or 4 times and its been an interesting crowd every tme.  no old bitter queers and the straightest gay bar ive been to in cincinnati.  every time i go back hoping for more gays.  maybe next time. 

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good to know, maybe I am confusing that with Simon Says

 

Probably.  I went there with my boyfriend once and we were by far the youngest guys there.  Got a lot of awkward looks too.  Plus, its kind of Cincinnati's African American gay bar. 

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Couple photos from Scott Beseler of Soapbox Media of the new Mainstay Rock Bar - http://www.myspace.com/mainstayrockbar - that will open in the old Poison Room space at 5th & Plum.  You can find out some more information on Mainstay and much more within the source article here - http://www.soapboxmedia.com/features/57soapdishbohemia.aspx.

 

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Despite squabble with city, Annie’s nightclub to keep on dancing

http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2009/04/27/story9.html

 

The owner of Annie’s nightclub and concert complex on Kellogg Avenue has reached a deal with the city over the renewal of its dance hall license.

 

PNA Inc., owned by the George­ton family that has operated the East End club for 27 years, sued last month after the city denied it a new annual license. Lawyer Tim Burke at Manley Burke LPA, who represents Annie’s, said the parties have since agreed on terms to improve safety and were finalizing the settlement. The city’s safety concerns, and Annie’s as well, relate to Sunday night hip-hop dances, which is when two incidents involving guns occurred last year, he said.

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I spent many nights at 1313 vine in the late 80's  :evil:There was also a very cool industrial music scene at a (now demolished) building on ruth lyons way where unos is. 

 

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Ah the Warehouse. I only heard stories. I'm guessing white kids in Goth probably scared the locals more than the other way around - esp. in its mid-90s peak.

 

Nobody who knows me today would EVER believe this, but I went to the Warehouse in the mid 90's. I had shoulder length hair, chain necklaces, shit-kicker boots...and I was still too conservative to fit in there. I can't say I ever felt in danger, I guess I was just ignorant.

 

God that was such a long time ago.

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Dave, do you remember Mr. Koral's lectures about The Warehouse?  You sat behind me freshman year, but I can't remember if you were in the junior year class.  It was fall 94.  That would have been the one where he talked about The Warehouse a lot.  We'd come in on Mondays and he'd accuse people in the class of having been there over the weekend.  Then he'd ask the accused if they'd seen infamous expelled students like Joe Cosco and Waylon Klein down there.  He'd waste the first fifteen minutes of class getting to the bottom of that matter. 

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Were you into Industrial Music??? Ha ha ...

 

Ya, I was totally into Skinny puppy and kmfdm.  I was more of a metalhead though, minus the mullet.  :mrgreen:

 

I vaguely remember going to the Rocky horrow picture show at the fountain square theatre and then finishing off the night at the warehouse. Downtown had it going on! It was much cooler than hanging out at forest fair mall  $1. theatre.

 

 

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Jmeck, I only had Koral for freshman year - the year of the Lollapolosers and the rants about the Hill. I had Hendrick sophomore year and Mrs. Smith for junior year. My grammar wasn't strong enough to keep me in the top track for English - so I moved into the above average track. Geza (God rest his soul) sometimes discussed the Warehouse as I recall and Showgirls.

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Ah yes, I forgot about The Hill! What was so funny about that was that the "hill" only rose about ten feet from that walking path and was kind of triangular shaped if I recall. I think chain-link fences formed the shape, and it was ironically watched over by the statue of St. Francis Xavier. I think every high school football stadium has "a hill", even if they don't actually have a hill. When LaSalle played at CTC, their hill was the flat area between the west end zone and the running track. 

 

Showgirls was a bigger deal than The Warehouse. 

 

 

 

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I went a date with a girl from Seton that consisted of little more than standing on the Hill. She had hit on me after the X-Elder game.

 

Anyway, good to see this area getting its act together.

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Dave you surely at the very least vaguely recall who I went to the Ursuline 70's dance with, since I distinctly remember you being at that lame pre-party (with a short girl with short dark hair?) somewhere on the East Side.  We have Rob Wilke to thank(?) for hooking me up with her, but she said she spotted me at a football game goofing around in the stands a few months earlier and thought I looked like "a fun guy to go to a dance with".  My point is that I was able to attract women in the bleachers without even trying, which Mr. Koral would approve of and likely even celebrate, whereas your ilk festered on The Hill.       

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Mara was her name - she was of very old money. The Ursuline crowd was 'interesting.' I usually got along better with the St. Ursula crowd.

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Kind of off-topic, but I think you are referring to the Metro.  We used to go in the mid-eighties for the drag show downstairs and the great dance music upstairs - New Order was at their peak around then.  Plus they had chalk to draw and write on the walls, which was always entertaining.

 

I spent many nights at 1313 vine in the late 80's :evil:There was also a very cool industrial music scene at a (now demolished) building on ruth lyons way where unos is.  

 

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New bar opening downtown Friday

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090729/BIZ01/907300315/1055/NEWS/New+bar+opening+downtown+Friday

 

The Righteous Room, a new bar and lounge at 641 Walnut St., is slated to open this weekend.

 

The bar will be open to the public Friday and Saturday, following invitation only events from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m each day. The public also is invited after an invitation-only event Sunday from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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anyone know what's up with cue in OTR? Have they folded already? Drove by when I was in town this weekend, and the buildinglooked deserted and there was paper over the windows...but their sign was still up...

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I believe it was much more about simple building code issues and even that was simply a way for them to bow out gracefully. Unfortunatly, those who were running Cue were very young and although they had the help and guidance of Paul Yankee early on, when he was pulled elsewhere the owners just didn't have the experience and know how to see it through. It was a good run and I appreciate them trying but they are done.

 

The dynamics of OTR entertainment are changing now and although venues will remain on Main, the entertainment offerings will be much more diverse both in product type and location. Other forces, including the possible casino and new residential will continue to alter the landscape.

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First time poster, very long time reader.  I get all of my inside news from Urban Ohio so I figured you guys would know first, what is going on with the Neons space?  There has been a steady stream of people going in and out of the building and there are people on the outside patio taking measurements and all seem to be getting ready to do something. 

 

I would love to see it reopen because it was by far my favorite place to ever go, at least in the 90's.  If anyone knows anything, please post it. 

 

Thank you,

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anyone know what's up with cue in OTR? Have they folded already? Drove by when I was in town this weekend, and the buildinglooked deserted and there was paper over the windows...but their sign was still up...

 

I heard it was black mold.

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The Righteous Room has been faring well but it has received several noise complaints from neighbors. Looks like they are willing to correct this (from the Downtown Residents Council meeting).

 

And that is one AMAZING interior...

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And that is one AMAZING interior...

I was there last night.  The interior and the courtyard are both very well done.  The whole place is not very big though so I think big crowds would ruin the experience. 

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I find it odd, in that particular block, that there were noise complaints.  I heard about that the weekend before they opened when they had the Bad Veins after-party. 

 

Perhaps there are some tenants in those condos directly to the South (I knowthey have been for sale for quiet a long time).  That's the only source I can peg for a noise complaint.  It's not like the Righteous Room holds a ton of people or has bands playing.  And the own the condos directly above.

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I was there a few weeks ago as well.  It's a pretty nice place but the bar tenders were incredibly slow, and the whole place is pretty small and cramped.  Good addition to downtown.

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I remember going to a DRC meeting and hearing about noise complaints for BlackFinn. It's a nightlife district...it should be expected.

 

Anyone that bought a condo/apt in that area and is upset about noise is outta their damn mind.

 

Btw, went to RR and Bootsy's Sat. and both had 15-20 min. lines. If ANYONE says DT doesn't have a nightlife is also out of their mind. Righteous Room's interior and courtyard blew my mind.

 

 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 1:12pm EDT

Sully’s Sports Bar closes downtown

Business Courier of Cincinnati

 

Sully’s Sports Bar & Grill has closed its doors after a little more than two years at its downtown location.

 

Arn Bortz, a principal with Towne Properties, which owns the building at Seventh and Race streets, confirmed the closure and said Towne is looking for a “moderately priced family restaurant” to fill the space.

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