Tonight marks the last night of business at the old Cha Cha Lounge- marked with a dance party with DJs Damaged Goods and Porq. Next Thursday, the 14th the new Cha Cha opens in the basement of the old Des Amis just up the road on Pike between 10th and 11th along with a revamped, all growed up 21+ Bimbo's Cantina. So, all you under-agers head to Bimbo's tonight for your last taste of bitchin' Mexican food.
After tonight the Kevin Willis decorated tables will move on up to their new home, with a whole slew of regulars and half of the cities rock contingent following close behind. Noticeably absent will be long-time (over 10 years!) employee of the decade, John Atkins, who's moved on to focus on other pursuits. He provided an always friendly face in an otherwise den of iniquity when not on the road with one of his many quality projects from 764-HERO to the Can't See.
Not all is lost however, both the scandalous photo booth and rock legend Ms. Kim Warnick will be making the move, much to the relief of many locals and Japanese tourists who often seek out the former Fastbacks/Visqueen staple behind the bar.
Comeback king Marcus Wilson aka Ursula Android will hold down the fort in the old space, keeping it open for business under his artistic direction (gay porn plastered on the walls!) until the whole block bites the dust to make way for condos.