Rockaway Tavern's future up in the air
Although the Facebook page for Rockaway Tavern (2036 Broadway) says the venue's last show was at the end of November, owner Kris Sieger insists that the venue isn't closed (he says his former soundman had administrative control over the Facebook page). Sieger, who opened the bar in July 2010 with former 15th Street Tavern owner Myke Martinez and 3 Kings Tavern co-owner Jim Norris, is now running the space by himself, since the other two are no longer involved.
And while there's definitely the XXX-Mas happening on Saturday, December 10 and a grindcore fest with ten bands happening on Saturday, December 17, after that things will be up in the air, he says. "Things could change," Sieger explains. "I am looking for potential investors and might even be open to selling the place. I put a lot of my heart and soul into it. I'd love to see it flourish some day."
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