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Manray update + Vampy Valentines

Posted by Emily Sweeney February 7, 2007 03:39 PM

MANRAY R.I.P. -- Douglas, Shelby, Em, and me hanging out at Manray's infamous phone booth. It served as the club's song request hotline....the phone dialed directly to DJ Chris Ewen's perch above the dancefloor.


As I wrote in my previous post, Manray is expected to reopen. But when? And where will it be?

Being the curious reporter that I am, I did some more digging, trying to find answers to those nagging questions. I called Cambridge City Hall and asked if anyone there knew what was happening.

The City Hall spokeswoman told me that as far they know, Manray's owners are still "actively searching for a location."


But there is good news: The city supports Manray's efforts, and wants to see the club reopen. The Cambridge City Council even passed a resolution after the club closed -- here's an excerpt, via Andrew Sinclair's blog:

WHEREAS: Man Ray is a hip Cambridge destination that the City does not want to lose; now therefore be it

ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Assistant City Manager for Community Development and the Director of Economic Development to contact the owners of the Man Ray night club to determine if the City can in any way assist in finding a suitable place to relocate this club.

So it appears the city is in Manray's corner. That's good.

And here's more good news, Goth fans. Xmortis is still thriving at TT the Bear's, the night is still 18+ (thank you, Cambridge!)....and they're throwing a "Vampiric Valentines Party" on Friday:


Arrive early to get your Vampy Valentine pin (there's a limited supply) and save money on the $10 cover (it's only $5 before 10:30).

-- Emily Sweeney

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