CBGB Eviction

(Punkbands) If it wasn't obvious to Hilly Kristal last week that his landlord was serious about wanting to cut its ties with CBGB, it is now. Wednesday afternoon one week after his lease with the nonprofit homeless services organization the Bowery Residents' Committee expired Kristal was served with an eviction notice to vacate the building where he established the club more than three decades ago. Muzzy Rosenblatt, the BRC's executive director, revealed last week that his organization intends to find a new tenant for the space which has always housed CBGB, considered the birthplace of the American punk movement.

Kristal and the Save CBGB Coalition responded to the eviction notice in a statement issued late last night: "There is no valid reason why CBGB should leave our present historic location. All we want is the same thing [New York Governor George Pataki, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg] and 43 City Council members want that is to sit down with the BRC and negotiate in good faith a new lease that is fair to all parties."[see full story for more] - Click here for the Full Story

Note: The preceding story contained only the highlights of the full story published by Punkbands, if it was followed by a message to see the full story. To read the entire story click on the link following the story.

Additionally, if you wish to comment on this story, please use the Fan Speak area below.

Click here to return to the full Day in Rock report for 09/09/05

tell a friend about this article

know of a news item we should cover?

antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Google News




Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2019 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.