Goodbye Smalls

In a rampant rumor which has “not” been “confirmed” by “two” “sources” now, Smalls appears to be closing after tonight to make room for Mars.  This surprises no one for exactly two reasons:

  1. It was popular and unique, offering some variety to the otherwise cookie-cutter downtown area
  2. It’s been there over a year

As you know, any venue falling into one of those categories — let alone both — doesn’t last long downtown.  And while Mars was pretty cool back in the day, that door was slammed shut a long time ago.  Bringing back “Mars Remixed” just feels like a cheap publicity stunt.  Moreover, with a seemingly booming business, it’s hard to see a good reason for Smalls to shutter.

At any rate, they’ll be missed.  The music wasn’t entirely my thing, but it was 100% better than hearing the exact same 20 songs you hear everywhere else.  Smalls was a breath of fresh air downtown.

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  1. Yeah, I was floored when I heard the news. Smalls was totally unique and had a completely built-in client base. They always had good business and it was always a fun time. I have been on 2nd Street almost 5 years now, and I am sick of that place changing. Hell I even liked the South Street Tavern when it was around.

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