Anybody know what's brewing at the Royal Esquire? There is a liquor license application notice posted on one of their doors for Achilles International, which is owned by some, if not all of the owners of the Rendezvous in Belltown. Maybe a new music venue / cocktail bar opening up sometime soon?
Date: 12 Oct 2011 20:58
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yep, the owners of the Rendezvous in Belltown have bought the place..so art/music/dinner. I love the Rendezvous
Pianist/Composer/Teacher Wayne Horvitz reported to the Marketing Committee of the CCBA that he was working with the owners of the Rendezvous to create a music venue that would be in what is The Royal Room of the Royal Esquire Club. Their plan has passed muster with the Landmarks Commission, and will restore windows on the building's facade. Bands will do extended engagements, 12 week residencies on a particular night and each performance will be recorded and streamed on-line. As a person who has been involved in the music community through my years in radio, this appears to be a very exciting development for the neighborhood and will help bring new energy to the S of Hudson section of the Columbia City business district which has been hit by a series of graffiti incidents recently.
Wayne's site is zonymash.com
Their plan… will restore windows on the building's facade. … this appears to be a very exciting development for the neighborhood and will help bring new energy to the S of Hudson section of the Columbia City business district
Hurray!!!! Really cool to hear all this.
Will this be in just part of the building? Or is the Royal Esquire Club no more? That would make me a little sad. Not that the new place doesn't sound cool, but to lose a piece of the neighborhood history….
So, is it going to be run by Royal Esquire or are they simply going to be leasing the space to a separate business owner?
I guess the big question is: Is this still going to be strictly part of an African-American social club with private membership, or is it going to be open to everyone?
That's great that they've figured out how to open up that corner and do something with it. It should help carry the look of the business district south. I know they've been wanting to do it for a while, but I think cost was also an issue.
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