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Merritt Bottom Line Closes For Good (7) Bottom Line Closes For Good 24 Jan 04

I don't know hos folkish this is, but from Newsday 6 hours ago:

The Bottom Line has housed its last gig after a 30-year run.

The venerable Greenwich Village nightclub, where musicians from Bruce Springsteen to Miles Davis once performed, closed its doors on Thursday, seven weeks after a judge gave it five days to pay $190,000 in back rent or face eviction.

In a statement announcing its closing, the club's owners thanked fans who had lent their support during a six-month struggle "for making a very painful and surreal experience a bit more bearable."

In recent months, many performers refused to accept money for their shows. A recent online petition urging the saving of the club was signed by Gregg Allman, Sammy Hagar, Steven Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris and others.

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- Merritt

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