"We're going to take it all," said CBGB's ower Hilly Kristal (pictured with Steve Van Zant outside the club), after announcing that the legendary breeding ground of the punk movement will shift operations to Sin City sometime in the next few months. They close down in October.
After 33 years in the East Village, Hilly plans to take the bars, the doors, the toilets and the urinals from the club with him, to maintain the club's original ambience. He also plans to continue to find and promote new music.
Hilly has a few Vegas locations in mind, and is in talks with several interested developers. However, it's not all plain sailing. Hilly explains in more detail to Pollstar.