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Metropolis Bar is Closing


Facebook has informed me that the Metropolis bar on Elliot Street is closing at the end of this week.

From Facebook:

"Metropolis​ ​Bar​ ​to​ close on FRIDAY

BRATTLEBORO,​ ​VT​ ​–​ ​After​ ​six​ ​years​ ​of​ ​providing​ ​Brattleboro​ ​with​ ​drinks​ ​and​ ​music​ ​galore, Metropolis​ ​will​ ​close​ ​its​ ​doors​ ​this​ ​coming​ ​Friday,​ ​October​ ​27t​ h​.​ ​​ ​Although​ ​initially​ ​hopeful​ ​to remain​ ​open​ ​through​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year,​ ​it​ ​simply​ ​isn’t​ ​feasible​ ​at​ ​this​ ​time.​ ​​ ​Once​ ​a​ ​busy​ ​music venue​ ​and​ ​bar,​ ​Metropolis​ ​has​ ​struggled​ ​to​ ​remain​ ​busy​ ​over​ ​the​ ​years​ ​as​ ​the​ ​numbers​ ​of patrons​ ​have​ ​lessened,​ ​and​ ​this​ ​closure​ ​is​ ​a​ ​sad​ ​reflection​ ​of​ ​that.

Alan​ ​Blackwell​ ​took​ ​over​ ​Metropolis​ ​in​ ​2011,​ ​familiar​ ​with​ ​the​ ​bar​ ​after​ ​having​ ​previously​ ​been employed​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Bar​ ​Manager​ ​under​ ​prior​ ​ownership.​ ​​ ​It​ ​was​ ​his​ ​dream​ ​to​ ​create​ ​and​ ​introduce infusions​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Brattleboro​ ​area,​ ​which​ ​he​ ​did​ ​for​ ​a​ ​few​ ​years​ ​before​ ​revamping​ ​the​ ​space.​ ​​ ​In it’s​ ​second​ ​revamp,​ ​Metropolis​ ​shifted​ ​from​ ​a​ ​wine​ ​bar​ ​to​ ​a​ ​music​ ​venue,​ ​offering​ ​local musicians​ ​a​ ​space​ ​for​ ​regular​ ​gigs.

Metropolis​ ​​will​ ​be​ ​open​ ​on​ ​Wednesday​ ​and​ ​Thursday​ ​nights​ ​this​ ​week,​ ​and​ ​staff​ ​hope​ ​that everyone​ ​will​ ​come​ ​to​ ​say​ ​goodbye,​ ​finish​ ​all​ ​the​ ​drinks,​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​the​ ​final​ ​Thursday​ ​Funk Night!​ ​​ ​Alan​ ​is​ ​working​ ​on​ ​reaching​ ​out​ ​to​ ​musicians​ ​and​ ​vendors,​ ​but​ ​please​ ​don’t​ ​hesitate​ ​to email​ ​with​ ​any​ ​questions.​ ​​ ​Alan​ ​will​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​operate​ ​and​ ​tend​ ​bar​ ​at​ ​Arkham,​ ​and​ ​looks forward​ ​to​ ​seeing​ ​everyone​ ​there​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future!

Alan​ ​Blackwell
Metropolis​ ​Bar,​ ​Owner
metropolisbarmusic@gmail.com
55​ ​Elliot​ ​St,​ ​Brattleboro​ ​VT​ ​05301"

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Too bad

Sorry to see it go. I know a lot of effort has been put into the space over the years.

Didn't know that it was a music venue. I was under the impression it was a wine bar and place for high-end drinks. (One would think I would have heard about a funk night...)

 
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Fancy

It was a 'fancy' place at first, then changed direction.

 

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