CADIL­LAC LOUNGE TO RE­OPEN AS BLIND FAITH

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Cadil­lac Lounge was given an un­ex­pected afterlife af­ter we re­ported in April that the long-stand­ing Queen West bar was about to close and re­open un­der a new name. It even threw a show called The Last Ride Of The Cadil­lac Lounge.

But then clos­ing day came and the bar stayed open.

Turns out the new own­ers – a team of four led by gen­eral man­ager Neil Brown – got held up in le­gal­i­ties. Orig­i­nal owner Sam Grosso stuck around to keep the Cadil­lac run­ning while they waited.

Now, again, the Cadil­lac Lounge is set to close, Tues­day (June 19). In its place will be Blind Faith. The new own­ers plan to open as soon as pos­si­ble (likely within the same week), sim­pli­fied by the fact that not much is chang­ing be­yond the name and the pink Cadil­lac on the sign. Many of the live mu­sic book­ings will even carry over, though Brown says they’re open to book­ing any style of mu­sic “as long as it’s fun and peo­ple will show up.”

Grosso, mean­while, is keep­ing his brand and launch­ing Cadil­lac Lounge Pro­duc­tions, which will book shows at other venues through­out On­tario. It launches with a show Fri­day (June 15) at the Great Hall fea­tur­ing surf and coun­try from the Surfra­jettes and Big Tobacco & the Pick­ers.

RICHARD TRAPUNSKI

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