Rock Club CBGB Faces Closure

New York’s legendary rock club CBGB, which helped launch such seminal acts as Blondie to the Ramones, faces closure if it does not resolve a dispute over unpaid rent with the homeless charity that owns the building.

Club owner Hilly Kristal said the dispute dated from 2001, when the landlord presented a $300,000 bill for unpaid rent.

Though most of that has now been repaid, the club was handed another bill earlier this year for $76,000 which it has not paid. The club’s lease comes to an end in August and talks on renewal are stalled.

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