Bye, Bye Hiro Ballroom!


The last show at the Hiro Ballroom will be on March 31.

My personal fave Bebe Buell will be one of the performers, and it will be a fitting tribute to late club owner and mentor Don Hill.

I had so many amazing nights at that place — at 88 Ninth Avenue, near 17th Street, at the Maritime Hotel — whether we’re talking concerts, Nights of 1,000 Jackies, Sunday gay nights, or Paper magazine events (including performances by Beth Ditto and tons of others).

And now it’s turning into a giant Tao!

Hiro and the adjacent Matsuri restaurant (which was faboo) are both being leveled by new owners and going the Tao route.

Things change.

Memories remain.

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