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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Wait, What? Asbury's Brick Wall In Crisis

I hate it when a good bar closes. I hate it even more when I don't get a chance to hang out there before it does.

While I've been preoccupied with building for the future in New Brunswick (yep, Ready Steady Go Tuesday seems to be percolating along nicely under Drew's stewardship) a nascent scenelet at the Brick Wall in Asbury Park may fall victim to the upstairs neighbor.

Said upstairs neighbor apparently doesn't think too highly of a scene developing below her, and has petitioned for the town to pull the Brick Wall's liquor license. She's always lived above a bar, I guess, but now it's loud or something?

(Memo to other nascent scenelets: make sure you get the upstairs squared away, as well as the neighbors. While my sympathy for complaints from people who live above bars is nearly nil - what do you expect people at a bar are gonna do, whisper and hum? - it's better not to have to encounter the problem at all.)

And so, there's a hearing tonight at the Court House in Asbury Park, and the club's owners have asked for a show of public solidarity, which I'm happy to echo here. It'll be happening at 7pm, and if there's a success, I suspect a very nice evening at the Brick Wall will be had.

And if not...meh.


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