Posted Date: December 19, 2007 – Wednesday – 2:22 AM
Grunge is not only long dead, now it is history. The ultra-cool Crocodile Cafe in Belltown has just closed its doors. I feel like a friend died, or maybe he was a cool acquaintance.
And they closed the Sit and Spin a while ago; now it’s a yuppie BBQ joint. Remember when the 211 (Billiard Club) burned down? I watched that fire from a block away, felt like crying then, too.
The 211 was in the same building as the Speakeasy Cafe, which has come back…but as a yuppie coffee shop and a rather large ISP provider. Sigh. At least they still have cool art on the walls. Belltown has changed so much!
I remember seeing Moe’s (Mo’ Rockin’) last show; that must have been ’97 or so. Pearl Jam showed up and played, even though they were already a megaband. And the slow death of The Off-Ramp space…one failure after another.
Then the RKCNDY, that was really sad. My favorite show there was…crap, I can’t even remember the band’s name! Oh yeah, and the The Velvet Elvis; another great all ages place. Ahhh…the good ol’ Teen Dance Ordinance…not.
The times, they are a-changin.
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