August is traditionally a slow news month and other than the ongoing tragic disaster in Afghanistan, the other big news of late has been endlessly annoying discussions over who is hosting a nearly 60 year old TV gameshow mostly watched by people over the age of 60.
Locally, we now have something to dish about…specifically, the news that Seattle is getting a brand new gay club. In the trendy SoDo neighborhood of Seattle. And, it’s a BIG space, over 9000 square feet.
AND, it’s called THE COMEBACK.
(Don’t tell Lisa Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish…she’s litigious!!!)
Oh, and did we forget to lead with the information that it looks like the new club is the brainchild of former RPlace manager FLOYD LOVELADY? So, does this mean that The Comeback is RPlace 2.0?
We don’t know. We’ve reached out to RPlace owner Steve Timmons for a comment but haven’t heard back yet.
We do know the new venue will be in SoDo in the building formerly occupied by Eden Seattle, at 1950 1st Avenue South which is next door to Green Fire Cannabis and on the same block as the big Krispy Kreme bakery and just a few blocks from Starbucks Headquarters.
It’s also a neighborhood that is increasingly becoming a night life mecca. The Showbox live performance venue has had their SoDo branch open for several years now and there has long been a presence of straight bars in the ‘hood which is immediately south of Seattle’s professional sports stadium complexes, Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park.
Recently, more diverse and LGBTQ friendly/adjacent venues have started popping up including Monkey Loft, the hip lounge that hosts many electronic dance parties, and the just opened huge new disco, Supernova which actively promotes itself as an LGBTQ friendly establishment that features gay performers and events.
But, is SoDo ready for an establishment that is solely LGBTQ? Will your average Joe and Jack Homosexual schlep to SoDo for beers and Drag Race screenings?
We’ve reached out for information on opening information but haven’t heard back. There is a live website (with little infomation) and social media pages though we’ve noticed the Facebook page has been yanked since we began making inquiries. It also looks like the social media pages were created in July.
To be continued.