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Cardinal Closing Sunday

Postby Jazznews » Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:17 am

Corey Rogers makes it definite:
Corey Rogers, who started as a manager at the dance club in 1996, said that barring 11th-hour help from outside investors, the Cardinal will close for good Sunday.

“It’s hard to see 13 years of hard work go down the drain,” said Rogers, who has “gotten e-mails from people all over the country” since he began to get news out a couple of days ago about the bar’s closing.

Rogers said changes in the way the city regulates bars and nightclubs — including the 2003 smoking ban — and recent bad winters that kept patrons home have contributed to the shutdown.

“It’s been a cumulative effect,” he said. “With the economy now, that’s pretty much the nail in the coffin.”...
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Re: Cardinal Closing Sunday

Postby Bwis53 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:32 am

Weren't there a number of fights not too long ago? A couple summers ago, the cops chased them through my old back yard,yelling at them:don't come back.
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Re: Cardinal Closing Sunday

Postby white_rabbit » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:49 am

OK, I'm confused. Hard to keep up, a week ago I heard they were in trouble and might close, then the postings here and Dane101. Yesterday I was hearing a fresh round of rumors that Ricardo was going to take back control of the Cardinal and keep it open, now this blurb on madison.com.
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Re: Cardinal Closing Sunday

Postby bassbari » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:17 am

Another pic from the SHSW website. The front bar has not much changed in all these years. Same tile floor.

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/ful ... _by%3Ddate
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Re: Cardinal Closing Sunday

Postby MadM2nd » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:15 am

It'd make a nice little strip club 8)
Believe it or not, there were actually "go-go dancers" just down the street at 518 E Wilson (which would put it inbetween Essen Haus and Hotel Ruby Marie)... of course this was 40 years ago when go-go dancing was all over Madison, before Madison was "cleaned up" (aka tamed).
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Re: Cardinal Closing Sunday

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:25 am

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