Archive for July 10th, 2007

Bar Closes – Search Hits Increase – Bears Nervous

Take a look at my recent search terms:

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I didn’t realize how many leather-loving, Levi-wearing, gay men search the Internet for info on the closing of this local “watering hole”.

I spoke with a friend who frequented the Full Moon Saloon a lot, and he told me about the things he’s heard/knows about:

1) The bear community is in a tizzy because the Moon was where the Bear Bust events were always held, and no other bar venue can accommodate the event crowd, so they will have to try for resort or hotel convention space.

2) The rumor why the place was closed was because the owner was getting pressure from the Parliament House who wanted to buy the land and put a restaurant there for their time share building. Notice I didn’t use the plural in that: they have built only 1 building of rooms. Me thinks they mustn’t be selling very well, so why buy up more land? Just build on the rest of the empty land they already have that’s sitting there empty. And of those people who bought into this gay timeshare deal, how many bought BECAUSE it was so close to the Moon? I’m waiting to hear other reasons from other folks.

3) The DJ from the Moon may start doing his stuff at Hank’s…which is hysterically funny. Guys go there to either drink, play pool, or hook up for anonymous sex…or all three. No one goes to Skank’s Hank’s to dance.

4) Someone’s been looking at the old lesbian bar Faces right next door to Hank’s as a new bar to take the Moon’s place, but there would be a lot of money involved to fix the code violations there, as well as obtaining a liquor license for the place.

5) The places where the old Moon crowd have been using as a substitute now are: the back bar at the Parliament House, Hank’s, Wylde’s [SP?], and College Connection. Will one of these places win out? Will one of the owner’s try and attract this crowd without a home to their place of business? Stay tuned. Same Bar Time, same Bar Channel!