Tuesday, January 27, 2009
'King of New York Clubs' speaks out on industry
The scope of nightlife has changed for the worst, say experts, who add that in order to revive it, we must go back to the basics.
Peter Gatien—King of New York Clubs and best known as the mastermind behind Limelight, Palladium, Club USA and Tunnel—weighs in on what's next:
"We will be re-opening the Tunnel in the upcoming future. I have been gone for a while but I am now returning. Due to the failing economy we think the people have spoken and are looking to express creatively again and not this cookie cutter nightlife we have most recently been exposed and sucked into.. we lost our sense of community and togetherness.. we lost our appeal to be unique and think outside the box and where we once went out because the music drove us."—from the comments section of Down By The Hipster.
Who will take the charge in Chicago?!