Part of the iconic Stark Street triangle complex, Red Cap Garage, will close its doors this August 18th along with Aura around the corner. Though Boxxes, the other gay bar connected to Red Cap via hallway, will stay open, its dance floor will be closed to allow for renovations to the upscale Fish Grotto restaurant.
This has come at a time when many question the gentrification of Stark Street and its loss of queer businesses.
More details from the Red Cap Garage Facebook page :
Well, the rumors are true. After 25 fantastic years with the best customers and staff Red Cap Garage will be closing on August 18th. So, get ready – there will be a massive blow-out party on the 18th! We are working on the details right now and will be posting the event shortly. We hope that all our friends will be able to make it down in the next few weeks to say goodbye to us! While Red Cap is closing, Boxxes, Fish Grotto, and Fez will still be open. Fish Grotto is being remodeled and there will be changes coming soon for both Fez and Boxxes.
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