Tuesday, May 01, 2007

So the "thumpa thumpa" continues. It always will. No matter what happens. No matter who's President.

We're Closed for Now But We'll Be Back!
We are sorry to announce that Faces on Fourth Street closed it's doors on Tuesday, May 1, 2007. We've served St. Louis' gay, lesbian, transgendered, bi, and straight community for 30 years.
We've laughed with you, cried with you, danced with you, drank with you, applauded you, watched you fall in love, and welcomed you for nearly 30 years. Now we want to say THANK YOU! While this moment is bittersweet, we hope it will result in a better, stronger Faces when we come back.
We have reached a point where we need to step back, take a hard look at our business model, see what worked and what didn't, build on our strengths, and adapt for the future. Nightclubs all over America are experiencing a downturn and we are no exception. We realize that if we are to survive, we need to adapt, evolve, and change. While we have had some tremendous successes, we have also experienced quite a few disappointments. Faced with utility bills that have more then doubled since January we have determined that without immediate relief from the Illinois Legislature and a plan to increase our attendance and revenue we cannot survive.May is traditionally one of our slowest months so it made sense to do this now. We expect to make some much needed upgrades and improvements to the building while we take some time off. We will be doing some brainstorming with our staff as well as surveying you and your friends. We need your help. We thank you in advance for giving us feedback through our online surveys. We would appreciate any help that our St. Louis bar owner friends can provide to our staff. If you can find a place for the until we reopen, we would be grateful. We appreciate our staff, DJs, and entertainers and hope that they will join us in this new adventure.
Please check back here for more updates. We will have a better idea when we will reopen after we review the survey results. We encourage you to sign up for our email updates to insure that you are the first to hear the news.