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Music, Distant Thunder: Mighty's 10 Years in the Wilderness

Distant Thunder: Mighty's 10 Years in the Wilderness

It might not seem all that long, but a decade is a lifetime in club years. The nightlife industry is one of constant change, and, in all likelihood, those clubs that are popular today won't be tomorrow. And those venues…
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News, Dog Bites

Scrambled Eggers

Death. Taxes. Dave Eggers. He's unavoidable: His fiction's in this week's New Yorker, he has a new novel coming out next month, and last Wednesday he hosted a benefit bash for his latest literary pet project (note gushing profile in…
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Best Bar Manager

How does one manage to keep his cool when stars like Moby, Monica Lewinsky, and Barry Bonds pull up a stool at your bar, alongside some of the hippest cats in the city? Maintaining equality and enjoyment for all guests…
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Dining, Side Dish

Guest List

L.A. by the Bay Unlike any of "hip hotelier" Ian Schrager's other properties, the Clift Hotel's new bar, our old-now-new Redwood Room, won't have a door policy. Says Schrager, "San Franciscans won't stand for it." But apparently the hotel's opening…
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Dining, Side Dish

Hotel California

Clift Hanger Hip hotelier Ian Schrager's publicity has been hush-hush about his Clift Hotel renovations, but Harry's long assumed that the new owner would replace the old hotel's fancy French Room with oh-so-fashionable Asia de Cuba, the New York-based chain…
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Dining, Side Dish

Trust in Schrager?

Gentlemen in the Back Row After much ballyhoo around town from all our politically correct goody-two-shoes, the auction at the famed Clift Hotel began last Tuesday at 10 a.m. If any of you are thinking, "Yeah, so -- another hotel…
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Dog Bites

Last Call Late last week, when one Erika Lenkert sent us an invitation to a sort of drink-in at the Clift Hotel's Redwood Room to protest the remodeling of the bar by its new owner, we thought the whole thing…
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Side Dish

Paint Swatches & Carpet Samples Ian Schrager has just gotten the go-ahead for a major remodel on downtown's Clift Hotel. The former Studio 54 czar added the site to his growing portfolio -- which includes New York's Royalton and L.A.'s…
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