Tuesday, May 9, 2017
DEMOLITION: UPDATE AT LENOX LOUNGE 2017
Lenox Lounge was the only fully intact jazz club from the Harlem Renaissance period that remained at the same spot for over 70 years. The likes of Billy Holiday and Langston Hughes would have visited the historic boîte which also had a rare intact interior. Efforts to landmark the facade and everything within probably was never on the table as far as we know and this probably has something to do with a laisser-faire attitude with the business owners in the mix.
Lenox Lounge was a greater sum to the fabric of history than the amount of currency that would be made in the future but somehow all involved just let capitalism rule at the end. More on what will replace LL can be found in our past post: LINK