Party Radar: Save Esta Noche!

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Drag princess Per Sia will perform, shown here with a Miss Primavera 2013 contestant.

Many of us barely remember growing up there, meeting our first hot papi, trying out our first cha cha heels on stage, and living the Selena dream. And some of us go back every week to relive those experiences! Now, that many-mirrored treasure trove of characters, Esta Noche, may have to close its doors -- forever.  

The city's only (official) Latin gay bar owes the city $7,000 and may be history if it can't cough it up in the next two weeks. But you know the fundraising party Sat/18 is gonna be fabuloso.

The whole situation's due to a silly technicality: Last year, the Board of Supes passed widely supported legislation designed to make it easier for bars and clubs to pay their licensing fees. But there was a catch no one properly understood: bars would now have to pay all fees for the year in one large lump sum. Supervisor David Campos is working to change this, but it may be to late for the fantastic characters of this beloved bar.

So his office, via scenester mover and shaker Nate Albee, is helping organize the big time fundraiser -- assisted by an all-star cast including Heklina, Anna Conda, Per Sia, Brown Amy, and DJs Carnita and Taco Tuesday.

Comments

If you don't "properly understand" the meaning of "lump sum," maybe you shouldn't be running a business.

Posted by Chromefields on May. 16, 2013 @ 6:08 am

The inference of this article was to allude to that Esta Noche didnt have all the funds required at the time the City decided to spring this new legislation out. With any business, it takes time to raise money and unless you're floating on liquid cash (not every single business is) or you make it month to month as a small business this would be a financial hardship for any small business owner respectively, unless you're some trust fund brat and can invoke daddy's plastic.

What the City should have done was give advance notice a year or two out for business to prepare. Bad planning on the City's part and bad reading on Chromefields part.

Posted by Chicano on Jun. 09, 2014 @ 1:56 am

¡Viva Esta Noche!

Posted by Guest on May. 15, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

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