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Tue Dec 11 18:53:01 EST 2007
On Dec 11, 4:26 pm, gr... at ibiblio.org (grady) wrote:
> Speaking of Nightlight, did y'all see the brief bit in the Indy's Scan
> blog, to the effect that Skylight Exchange is going away (lost its
> lease, or elected not to renew, or something . . . the blog says
> "evicted" but I haven't seen or heard any confirmation of anything), but
> that rather than this signaling the demise of Nightlight, Alexis has
> instead managed to secure a new lease for Just-Nightlight in the same
> space . . . ?
> This is all very confusing and if someone knows more details, it would
> be awesome to hear them. Hard to imagine Nightlight-alone able to be
> more successful than Skylight-plus-Nightlight.
> More generally, hard to imagine that space without the Skylight Exchange
> in it. I've had some good times at shows at Nightlight, but I've had far
> *more* good African Tuna sandwiches at Skylight, not to mention the
> random weird selection of books & records on my shelves that came from
> there. Dennis Gavin has done more for culture in Chapel Hill than most
> folks ever give him credit for.
> My understanding from people involved with Downtown Chapel Hill Stuff is
> that eventually, all of W. Rosemary from Church to Graham is destined to
> be higher-density, mixed-use and more walkable . . . I was told that the
> powerlines are going underground, and that pretty much any structure
> under 3 stories will be gone in another decade. The Shortbread Lofts
> will be leading the way sooner rather than later, and I've been waiting
> for the Skylight/Nightlight building to follow suit, so this is hardly a
> surprise, but it's unpleasant nonetheless.
> -- ch-scene: the list that mirrors alt.music.chapel-hill --http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/ch-scene
I haven't heard anything, but if I see Alexis tonight I will ask her.
Money is sucking the culture out of the Hill.
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