As the economy as a whole teeters, our local economy seems to fall to ashes. Especially our night life.
It normally takes investors with very deep pockets to back night venues. They are an expensive undertaking. By the time you add together insurance, alcohol, staff, maintenance, food costs if applicable, possible renovations, security issues, and other items, you tend to need in excess of $100,000 just to start a venue. And that's bare bones.
Now, with added costs such as taxes going higher, people making less money, and having less money to spend for entertainment, that hurts business all around. Sometimes even the deepest of pockets have to fold.
All of that to say, we must bid adieu to yet another iconic night spot. Our local Fox and Hound bar and grill. I personally did not frequent the establishment much at all, however, when I did go, I enjoyed it. My biggest gripe was no dance floor. However, there were plenty of pool tables, plenty of TV's to watch games, a good bar, a great staff, and plenty of tables to sit around and chit chat while you socialized.
The place was kept pretty clean and the cover wasn't normally outrageous.
Add this to the list of other closings just within the past 12 months: Stoney's, possibly Rockyard, and Fast Eddy's.
The bigger venues are dropping like flies.
I hate to say it but...who's next?