Fishtown residents voted 57 to 38 against the venue. Seems like they’re mostly afraid of what drunk concert goers will do to their properties after the show, which I have to say is a somewhat legitimate concern, but I fail to see how drunken college students and kids from the burbs going to shows will be any more dangerous than all the drunks that already roam Fishtown.
Check out those links to see a video of Grasso talking about his venue and the totally sweet floor plans. Grasso, apparently, isn’t giving up, and I hope this works out. Seriously, go check out those floor plans. This place would kick the ever-loving shit out of The Electric Factory.
Is this the face of the man who might finally wrest control of the Philadelphia’s live music scene from The Electric Factory?
In this piece over at Philly.com, Grasso states his desire to bring a new concert venue to Philadelphia (in Fishtown, no less.)
Here’s where the escalation comes in:
“Between the TLA and Susquehanna Bank Center there is a gap in that space for a quality entertainment venue, for a place that bands want to play and people want to go and have a quality experience,”
My man Grasso is taking cheap swings right there, but I’m down. Suckerpunches are the best punches, I can tell you that from experience. I already like this dude’s atitude but there’s something in that article which might be a little problematic…