Rumors of Comix's demise are no longer rumors. The comedy club on the edge of New York City's Chelsea and Meatpacking districts, the only club in the city to straddle the lines between traditional comedy club and indie comedy club, shuttered late Saturday night after four years.
Many former employees showed up. Judah Friedlander, then Christian Finnegan, closed out the comedy club's formal existence before a packed crowd.
The new owners tried to promise all sorts of things when they spoke to me last month, but things quickly went south. How quickly? Within days, veteran stand-up comedian Bobby Slayton was telling anyone who'd read his Twitter feed that he and others had been stiffed on their paychecks by the club. Apparently, there was a million-dollar investor who the owners were relying on, but who stiffed them instead. Then comics weren't the only workers getting stiffed by the club. More employees were let go. The club stopped restocking paper. And on Saturday, performers were notified when they showed up that this was it. There will be no more. It was a beautiful space and everyone from comedians to employees loved it, but whether it was location location location, or something else, Comix never quite worked as perfectly as it should have.
There will be an auction on Tuesday. Details:
RE: WELL KNOWN MEAT PACKING DISTRICT. RESTAURANT, CLUB, BAR
MICHAEL AMODEO & CO., INC. Auctrs.
SELL TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2011 AT 2 PM
AT 353 WEST 14th STREET, MANHATTAN, NYC, OFF 9th AVE.
LIKE BRAND NEW 400 SEAT 20,000 SQ. FT.
WELL KNOWN RESTAURANT- CLUB – BARS
Don‚Äôt miss this Huge Auction. Everything Like Brand New, 2 Blodgett Full Size
Gas Convection Ovens, 3Ft Charcoal Grill, Pitco Pasta Cooker, Garland 10 Burner
Stove, 4 Pitco Fryers, 24Ft Chef‚Äôs Line, Berkel S.S. Slicer, Robot Coupes, Panini
Grills, 1,000Lb & 1,500Lb Ice Machines, Glass Door Refrigerators, Jackson Upright
Pass-Thru Dishwasher with S.S. Drain Boards, 10×24 Combo Walk-In Refrigerator,
Vitamix Blenders, S.S. Sinks & Tables, Security Camera System, 300 Hi-End Stack
Chairs, 150 Tables All Sizes, Metro Racks, Perlick 5 Tap Beer System, 2 Bars, 10 Ice
Bins, 6 Perlick 5 Ft Back Bars, Late Model Micros POS System with 6 Screens & 10
Printers, Panasonic Phone System, Flat Screen TV‚Äôs, 10Ft Leather Bar, 25 Leather
Bar Stools, Fine Leather Banquets, Glass Washers, Lounge Chairs, 2 Head Slush
Machine, 24Ft Wood Bar, Bar Supplies, Sound, DJ, Stage & Lighting Equipment,
Speakers, Mixers, Amplifiers, Turntables, Equalizers, Projection TV‚Äôs, Egro Swiss
Coffee System, Fine English China Dinnerware, Glassware, Flatware, S.S. & Aluminum
Pots, Pans, Trays, Sauce & Fry Pans, Utensils, Sheet Pans, Chaffing Dishes, Glass
Racks, Stemware, Metal Lockers, Safes, 20 Walkie Talkie System & Much More.
Inspection: Day Of Sale 1 PM to SaleTime. Terms: Cash Or Bank Cashiers Checks
Payable to Michael Amodeo & Co., Inc. 15% buyers premium. DCA#528663.
Auctioneers Phone: 212-473-6830 or 917-776-1080.