Friday, November 09, 2007

Beachland for Sale! I say NO, NO, NO

Michael Heaton's PD column today included the disturbing news that the Beachland -- the coolest, hippest, most music- and musician-friendly venue in the entire known universe -- is up for sale.


Barber and her partner, Mark Leddy, have owned and operated the Beachland Ballroom in Collinwood since 2000. He's the booker, she runs the business. In those seven years, countless musical acts have graced the stages in the ballroom and tavern. They are ready to pass the baton.

Fortunately, it appears that Cindy and Mark aren't going to dump it off on just anybody. But if that place ends up another classic rock bar or headbanger hang-out, I'm going to have to leave town.

Save the Beachland!


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Tim Ferris said...

maybe you should buy it--often, we want things to go to "nice people" or "the right people," and if we look around, it's obvious after a while who "the nicest" and "the rightest" are, and they're usually right under our noses, and it reminds me a little of an old Walt Kelley/Pogo perception from years ago, ending in "and they are us."

Bob Rhubart said...

The thought had crossed my mind, but then my wife reminded me that all that stood in the way was hundreds of thousands of dollars. Reality is such a buzz kill.