“live music isn’t much of a moneymaker”
“The city cracks down on things, just to give bars fines–that’s what kills the new businesses,” said Joi Brozek, former co-owner of the Lucky Cat rock club in Williamsburg. “If you’re barely making rent and then you’re slapped with a $1,500 fine, you’re almost doomed to fail, especially when you’re dealing with music because then everyone comes out of the fucking cracks like cockroaches.”….
….”The reality of it is, live music isn’t much of a moneymaker,” she said. “If it was up to me, and somebody said, ‘What would be your ideal business?’ I would say, a straight-up bar, and that’s it, because, really, live music is a ton of headaches.” [The NY Observer]
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