It’s been on troubled ground for a long time now, so this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise… but it’s still a shame to say goodbye to Chinatown, Shanghai’s first (and, we think, only) modern burlesque club.
SmartShanghai got the scoop from the management:
“Re-organization and repositioning will need to take place before reopening so for now there is no set reopening date.”
Which in Shanghai speak usually means “we’re so out of money we might have to leave the country.” Ah well. We had many a good party and play viewing there, but ever since a pretty unpublicized fiasco with the original owners, Gosney & Kallman, we haven’t been back except for events where they promised us free drinks.
Still, a look back is in order. Some great galleries of the place in its heyday (last year):
Photos: A very Chinatown Christmas
Jazz du Funk benefit performance @ Chinatown
Faces of a Shanghai Halloween
Christmas Eve at Chinatown’s Snowball House