What Really Happened with Don Hill’s Closing?


The Soho rock club — which was reopened in September by two guys I’ll call the Reopeners — has shuttered after Hill’s death, and as Page Six reported, it’s now being turned over to developers.

Well, this is what an insider tells me:

“[Reopener] had not paid Don in months, he had not paid the staff, and he had not paid the rent.

“Don was [having a legal battle over] his rent-stabilized apartment.


Don, as you know, collapsed and died of a heart attack.

Yikes. I’ll be doing some more exploration into this, for Don Hill’s sake — the man and the club.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 27, 2011

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