Re: [SF-Liberty-Coalition] Bad news! We lost our venue

From: Starchild
Sent on: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:13 AM
	Thanks, Malcolm. I hope it will. If you can open any doors, or find  
any that are open, please let me know.

Love & Liberty,
                                   ((( starchild )))


On Oct 10, 2011, at 10:33 PM, Malcolm wrote:

> Thanks for the update. Am sure everything will work out. When one  
> door closes, another one opens. I know it's cliche' but it's true.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Malcolm
>
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 7:53 PM, Starchild <[address removed]>  
> wrote:
>        The owner of the 50 Mason Social House, the bar where we've  
> held our past two events, has unfortunately decided to pull the plug  
> on SF Liberty Coalition. He told me that the bar had been getting  
> busier and we simply weren't bringing in enough drink sales (there  
> were maybe a dozen folks average at each event), and that he thought  
> it was actually hurting their business because people coming by and  
> seeing a speaking event going on might be deterred from just coming  
> in and hanging out at the bar. This was very disappointing, as the  
> space was almost perfect for us and I had told him we wanted to  
> build a long-term relationship, but I can understand his perspective.
>
>        He was kind enough to reimburse me $80 toward the money I  
> spent on getting 1500 postcards printed up that have the bar's name  
> and location on them, and took me to visit oanther nearby bar, the  
> City Pub, whose owner he said would welcome us in his space. I have  
> yet to connect with that owner, who wasn't in when we stopped by,  
> but I'm afraid it looks unlikely to work for our purposes. The bar,  
> located just around the block from 50 Mason Social House, facing the  
> plaza containing the Powell Street BART station, is again almost  
> perfect in terms of location, but it just has one very large open  
> space, and I'm skeptical that the owner would be willing to have us  
> there doing a speaking event one evening a month which everyone in  
> the space would hear.
>
>        Nevertheless I will follow up and see if that's the case. In  
> the meantime however, I think we should plan on needing a new  
> location, and actively look for one! It doesn't have to be a bar,  
> though preferably it will be a space where food and drinks are  
> served, or failing that, where we can bring in our own. A suitable  
> location should also be free or at worst low cost, easily  
> accessible, hold at least 30-40 people, and willing to guarantee us  
> use of their space one evening a month on the same day/time each  
> month for a speaker type event with either minimal background noise,  
> or if there is background noise, a space that would have  
> amplification available to us as 50 Mason Social House did.
>
>        Please contact me with any leads or ideas you may have!
>
> Love & Liberty,
>                                      ((( starchild )))
>
>
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