Share some memories of a place you loved that closed?
I’m winding down from a long bittersweet night sending my favorite music venue out with a bang.
Great last show there tonight. I almost left with my friends that never go to shows and never really been to this place, The Strutt in Kalamazoo MI, but as we were standing around about to leave I started remembering all my nights there, the people from all over I’ve met there, the first time I crowd surfed, the people I’ve danced with, the bands I’ve seen, the food I’ve ate. Friendships that solidified in those walls, on that sidewalk…
I started getting really emotional, I walked my friends down to their car, got my stuff ‘cause I knew I couldn’t leave yet and hung around for a few more hours til they kicked everyone out. Ran into tons of my musical show friends I see around town and I made a few new ones too! Had the only two beers I’ve ever had there, danced around the room with people who all share a connection with the place, even shared a kiss at the end of night with one of my buds(and I don’t do that much, but tonight it seemed fitting). Sad to see it go, but we sent it off right. If all works out right they’re hoping to reopen late this year in a different location but there’s still some uncertainty around that and it won’t ever be the same. /:
So in honor of all the great places that have shut their doors. Please share some of your best memories of those places, tell us about them, the people, the atmosphere, let’s remember because great places deserve to have their stories told even after they’re gone!