A schlep Downtown to the former Little Pedros revealed two surprises:
First Street Bridge is decorated for the holidays:
And Little Pedro’s, under the auspices of Dana Hollister (Brite Spot, Odalisque, etc.), is now Bordello’s–an aesthetic cross between Deadwood and Louis XIV, which will specialize in what general manager “C.C.” calls “original, first-generation music. None of those skinny kids in their girlfriend’s jeans with the white belts any more.” Adios, hipsters, apparently.
It sure is pretty; it remains to see how well it does. Some friends and I returned a few nights later, and when we walked into Bordello’s the DJ was blowing mightily. But I’m such a sucker for a pretty room that I’ll continue to give it a chance. Perhaps the burlesque nights will be a better bet. Here’s the stage: