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September 03, 2004

A Plea For Rampant Speculation

Posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld

I assume that anyone who clicks over here semi-regularly will have already read this week's Reader column about what's going on at the LSA. So I'm not linking to it to bring it to your attention or anything. I just want to discuss the part I found most interesting-

The Bottle already has a handful of concerts booked there in October, including the Wrens and Explosions in the Sky, and continues to put holds on future dates. But Bottle owner Bruce Finkelman says he's looking to open another venue comparable in size to the LSA where he can be the exclusive promoter. "We're currently working on finalizing a deal for a new space," he says. "Right now we're just working on dotting the i's and crossing the t's." Finkelman says the unnamed venue, which he hopes to have up and running by year's end, would have a "bunch of different options" in terms of capacity and age requirements -- that is, it'd be a direct competitor to the LSA.

What I want to know is....does anyone have a clue on what that new space will be? In the absence of a "real" rumor, feel more than free to just make something up, and add it in the comments below. With the long weekend ahead, this is probably the last post 'til Tuesday, so we might as well try to keep ourselves entertained somehow.