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Monday, May 8, 2006

135 Pearl is closing

Posted By on Mon, May 8, 2006 at 2:49 PM

Got an email at Seven Days today that 135 Pearl is closing June 3rd. The GLBT and ally-friendly nightspot is a Vermont fixture. Owner Robert Toms circulated a message explaining that he's gotta move on.

An excerpt:

It has been a twelve-year journey for me at 135 PEARL and a 22-year journey for some of you. After many years of producing the most amazing parties, cutting-edge theatre, and live music, I have decided to move on. None of the success could have happened without all the love and support from the community and staff of 135 PEARL. Endless heart and soul has been poured into this old building. I truly feel that we have defined the word COMMUNITY.

Not only has it been home to the gay/lesbian/bisexual and transgender communities, but it has also become home to an allied heterosexual community. Over the years, I chose to open the doors to artists, because I feel artists channel information that society so desperately needs in order to evolve. I have always looked at 135 PEARL as a platform for social change – a place where people could truly be themselves with out the fear of discrimination, prejudice or separatism. People have become part of the woodwork – from the bohemian set to the die-hard dance crowd. If these walls could talk, they would never shut up.


Wonder if Pearl's will really close...? I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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