Bucket City Resident. Enjoys music, loves film.
Another social network? Why not?!
Ummm.. nm then. (sorta)
Although I can see your point. getting emotional over brick and mortar isnt worth it. (Although, I did cry a little when they demolished the old Century 21 building.. i bought my first joint from a dude there.) I would answer with the fact that Ive been a resident of Murfreesboro since 1977, and I am still here. Ive ejoyed the aesthetics of the building itself long before it was the venue it grew up to be. If it were as easy as "buy it and fix it up" then that would have been done 10xs over. But the people who have tried have been shut down by the owners/realtors.
My point, and others who would agree with me, is that saving the building isnt just finding somone to do it, there are loads of people with the time and finances who have tried, we are trying to stop some d-bag from bulldozing it and putting up yet another Walgreens/Parking Lot/Etc.
The building, if youve ever seen it, is a wonderful peice of architecture and has been, in some capacity, a fixture of the Murfreesboro downtown buisness life since the 1930's. The Red Rose Bistro/Venue, for those of us who went there, was a huge shining moment in its history, but only part of that history.
My main gripe is that we are already losing some really wonderful buildings in that area to non-descript brick ones or even worse, parking lots, so why not try to save one? Specially one that is near and dear to a good amount of us townies.
I have The Faint show on VHS somewhere. Those days were wonderful.
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@Ashley Spurgeon - "So, where do the music-loving students hang out nowadays?"
Murfreesboro turned into House Show central. The only good shows in town lately have been house shows. the occasional show at The Boro is worth showing up for, but other than that, we dont have a venue the caliber of a Red Rose. Im waiting to hit the lottery so I can open one.
The Red Rose is such a wonderful space. Ive been around long enough to hear the horror stories about trying to move into it after the venue closed down. It seems like the realitors/owners didnt really want to let it reopen, the decisions they made seemd like they wanted it to get torn down. It would be a wonderful space for almost any kind of local buisness. We need to do everything in our power to fight the destruction of this building. Its a historical space we could never get back or re-create anywhere else.
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