According to Duncan Goodman, one of the owners at Cervantes', the old ballroom just wasn't cutting it. That's why they decided to tackle the problem head-on and completely flip the script on the once run-down venue.
In the past few days, Cervantes' had its floors completely refinished, along with the bar at the Other Side. "The speakers were rehung -- properly," says Goodman, "and a coat check is being added to the Other Side, which will double as a security area as well."
We reported three months ago that the sound booth had been relocated to the floor, a location that is uniform throughout almost every other venue on earth except for Cervantes'. "[The balcony] is a bass trap up there. Having it there made it hard to really get the room dialed in."
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Some other aesthetic renovations are in the mix right now, including finishing the bar downstairs and generally giving the venue a facelift.