CBGB Still Fighting

Seven days after its lease expired, New York City’s legendary CBGB nightclub was hit with an eviction notice from its landlord, the nonprofit Bowery Residents’ Committee.

Following the September 7th notice, club owner Hilly Kristal stated, “Now it becomes a court battle.”

At press time, the venue had shows booked into October.

Hours before the lease expired August 31st, the BRC announced it would not renew following a five-year fight over the $19,000-a-month rent.