Damn, damn damn. The Fabulous Satellite Lounge will soon close its doors.
Soon, for the first time since 1977, the storied 3600 block of Washington Avenue will be without a live music venue. Among others, Rockefeller's and Club Hey Hey have come and gone, and now, after ten years as a mainstay on the Houston rock/roots/country scene, it's the turn of the Fabulous Satellite Lounge. Landlords Hank and Marilyn Zwirek, who run nearby Star Pizza and own the buildings that house Rockefeller's and the former Leo's, have given Satellite manager Dickie Malone an April 15, 2003, deadline to vacate the premises, and Malone says he doubts he will stay open even that long.
I hope a deal can be worked out that allows the FabSat to exist in some form somewhere. It won't be the same, but at least the owners have no plans to tear it down. Meantime, I'd better check their schedule and look for a good last show to catch there.Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 23, 2002 to Music | TrackBack