Bye, Bye Hiro Ballroom!

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The last show at the Hiro Ballroom will be on March 31.

My personal fave Bebe Buell will be one of the performers, and it will be a fitting tribute to late club owner and mentor Don Hill.

I had so many amazing nights at that place -- at 88 Ninth Avenue, near 17th Street, at the Maritime Hotel -- whether we're talking concerts, Nights of 1,000 Jackies, Sunday gay nights, or Paper magazine events (including performances by Beth Ditto and tons of others).

And now it's turning into a giant Tao!

Hiro and the adjacent Matsuri restaurant (which was faboo) are both being leveled by new owners and going the Tao route.

Things change.

Memories remain.


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Zoe Hansen
Zoe Hansen

Sad, I hate change, especially for something as insignificant as Tao! uck...

Thos Santos
Thos Santos

I can't believe it... Should have been landmarked.... 

Readyorwhatnot
Readyorwhatnot

HEY!! My fav, too!!! 

Bebe Buell's shows are not to be missed!! Looking fwd to the THIRD time she plays there! Also memorable was the nite of Anthony Haden-Guest's "Public Storage Blues" and the very next nite Guns N' Roses almost tipped the boat over!

Devore
Devore

I think the Tao people own Lavo too. So maybe Hiro will be a giant Lavo. But I loved Matsuri restaurant!!

Geraldine Winifred Visco
Geraldine Winifred Visco

Yeah, just what we need: a giant tacky TAO!!! Hiro had class. Tao's for boring yuppies. Welcome to 2012!!

Coco
Coco

Courtney Love performed there and I missed it? Damn.

Rip
Rip

This is awful news! Much worse than global warming!

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