Brian Libby is a Portland-based freelance writer. He has previously written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Oregonian, Bloomberg News, Metropolitan…
First sentence should be "Tuesdays," not "Tuesday's."
Ned, I'd love to see an extension of this story that interviews the owners and gets them to face up to or at least explain their fanged avarice.
Let me get this straight: somebody comes up with an awesome plan to invigorate an empty funeral home, and the owner rewards them by pricing the continued endeavor out of existence? Who is this owner? We should all get in touch and share our feelings and middle fingers.
How about this one? (A certain Southeast Milwaukie Avenue music venue/theater.) http://www.flickr.com/photos/65086482@N00/…
Let's destroy our 1960 Jaguar so we can build a new Kia on the same site. And move everything to the '90s Buick next door.
How awesome they are playing the MC. This building has a lot more of the artistic and creative DNA of Arcade Fire than the corporate arena next door designed by Fred Flintstone.
Keep the faith in MC. It's one-of-a-kind in the world as the only arena with a 360-degree glass view. Within the next couple years the MC will be restored so it has great acoustics.
People writing in here are thinking about Arcade Fire, not the architecture of the MC. But don't let your desire for the best acoustics trample everything else.
The MC is a tribute to WWII veterans. Restoring it is way cheaper than tearing the building down for the Portland Beavers and their 12 fans.
Dissing the Beatles makes me glad to have seen your character get killed in "Trek in the Park".
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