View Full Version : CBGB's to Vegas?

12-05-2005, 10:44 AM
"After failing to obtain a last minute reprieve, Hilly Kristal, owner of legendary New York City club CBGB's is considering a move a little further south.

According to one source, Kristal is currently in negotiations to secure a new home near the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Specifically, the Desert Passage, a 475,000-square-foot retail and entertainment strip that surrounds the Aladdin.

The club had been fighting for some time to obtain a renewal of their lease with the Bowery Residents Commitee and despite obtaining support from local government and many fans, was denied a lease renewal in September. "

On one hand, it seems so perverse and wrong that CBGB's would be relocated to anywhere not New York.

But, on the other hand....in its new location, they would be free of the legal problems that caused the problems in the first place.

12-06-2005, 05:22 PM
I'd say find another place in New York. Vegas isn't what CBGB's is about.