update on the situaion at the 585.

if you read my post here about the situation at the 585 saturday night, i thought i would provide an update.

i got an email from deke spears, one of the co-owners of the venue, which with his permission, i will go ahead and relay here verbatim after the jump.

Hi. This is Deke Spears (owner of the 585). I was the one who got on the mic
and told everyone we had to stop the show. I read your blog. Thanks for

We were shut down because of alcohol. The report said that the detective tried to pay for alcohol but the bartender wouldn’t accept so he put the money in the tip Jar. They charged us for selling alcohol…which we didn’t do. Not only did they close us down, after we got everyone off the property, they arrested me and co-owner Steven Marchi. Fulton County lock up for 15 hours is a blast!You should try it some time…

We are very sorry to the bands and to the fans who were there Saturday night. We are fighting to remedy the situation. But until further notice all shows have been cancelled. We appreciate all the support we have gotten for
the past 5 months and we hope the support will continue when we re-open.


good luck, deke. i liked the venue and i hope everything gets sorted out. atlanta needs more good live music venues in my opinion. but you will excuse me if i decline to take you up on your offer to spend 15 hours in the fulton county jail. i’m just gonna take your word for it.

additionally, andy hull from manchester orchestra put the following bulletin up on myspace:

Subject To Those Who Came To The Atlanta Show Last Night:
Body: so last night about an hour before we played the cops came into the venue “the 585” and shut the entire event down. luckily our friend Tim from the masquerade was there and we were lucky enough to move almost 200 hundred people and all the gear down the road and keep the show alive. just wanted to say thanks to everybody who came to both shows, and to those of you who only came to the first, i completely understand and whatever we can do to repay you, please let me know. to those who came to both, man that was awesome… you guys are rediculous. please have the 585 in your prayers, they are amazing people, and the coolest venue owners in town.

see you all very soon.

3 Comments so far

  1. twnkltz (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 3:41 pm

    I told ya’ll to go to the Preakness…

  2. Jam (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

    Have you seen the little piggies crawling in the dirt? And for all the little piggies life is getting worse. Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.

  3. james (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 10:41 pm

    and miss all of that, twnkltz…are you kidding?

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