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“And it’s very frustrating to see this city kinda lose its identity, or rather its unique sense and become cookie cutter…”

by Prince Of Petworth March 24, 2016 at 11:55 am 113 Comments

science club farewell
photo courtesy @Tescadero

Science Club Bar Manager Tony Tescadero writes:

“So yeah, I’ve been at Science for six years or so and concerning our closing…

The Golden Triangle/South Dupont just isn’t the same nightlife hub it used to be. Over the past couple years our happy hours have been solid, a lot of repeat customers, family ya know?
But what happens after happy hour is over? Dupont is flooded with these… I don’t know ‘millennials’… new to the city, and they weren’t really into a place that didn’t play much Top 40 and serve Bud Light.

We played Tribe, Mos Def, Deep House, NuDisco, Groove, tribal melodies, mild trap, break beats.
They wanted Beyoncé and Kesha.

When I first stepped into Science back in 2007, I immediately noticed that this space had no interest in marching to the beat of the nearby bars that catered to frat boys and mainstream stilettoed girls that swarmed the area.

Maybe shame on us for not adapting.
But no, I don’t know.

I was born here, (split being raised between here and The Bronx NY…(COOLIDGE COLTS!))
And it’s very frustrating to see this city kinda lose its identity, or rather its unique sense and become cookie cutter… Copy and paste.

“ShiTi Pa Town”

Anywho. I digress. So we fell behind in the rent. We made it through last year… But even after a slight revamping from our original vegetarian menu to our new meat included menu, amazing cocktail list, and my appearance on Fox 5 “Cheers to the Weekend”

It just wasn’t working out for us.
Plus, my boss was tired.
Science was Steve’s (Maguire) baby but the day in day out of the hustle, plus the looming reality that we weren’t ‘cool’ anymore…
He just decided to quit the Science experiment before finances quit for us.

-Tony Tescadero”

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