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February 10, 2008

Minor renovations at Sonar

Dropped by Sonar a couple days ago to say hi and see what was new.

In the large hall, they tore down the long bar along the far wall to add extra capacity.

And they added a coat check and merchandise booth.

I'm not sure why they needed extra capacity. That big room can hold more than 1,000 people.

And I don't think capacity has been a problem there for a while. But it's good to know they're putting some money into the place.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:07 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music
        

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Saying they tore down the bar to add capacity is a bold face lie. Do your homework, it's a matter of public record. Their knowledge, or there lack of, regarding health codes forced them to remove that bar. Had they hired a decent attorney, that bar would still be there. It has devastated their revenue since.

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