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Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!! (RE-OPENING)!!!!!!!!!!

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 10:17:54 AM »
Seems a little odd to close up right before what passes as the 'busy season'... :icon_confused:
John & Tess

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Offline DC6080

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2010, 08:43:06 PM »
My wife and I were just there over Labor Day weekend ourselves! We ate there three times during our 5 night stay. Surely someone will buy this Terlingua icon. I noticed that I didn't see Chad around when we were there. I hope that it's either not true or that someone will buy it soon! That's our favorite place to eat!

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2010, 12:53:13 PM »
If it is a matter of simple economics, it would make more sense for Chad to
close the Boathouse and keep the Starlight open, instead of closing the
Starlight then making the Boathouse a "full service restaurant on Monday".
The Starlight has been there too long and has the best food in town!

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Offline cjacob

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2010, 02:07:57 PM »
We do not know all the factors.  I agree the starlight has way better food.  But its not the place it was then it was a Bar that Served food.  Vrs a restaurant that has a bar it has become.  Rent could have been escalated, food cost increased, or they lost their Insurance.  Boat House has been a great place also but would need work to make it a full restaurant.   

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2010, 07:24:58 PM »
If anyone's online right now, John Wells (The Field Lab) has his "stickcam" set up in the Starlight and is broadcasting live video:
http://www.stickam.com/thefieldlab

Wish I was there!

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Offline DC6080

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2010, 08:36:36 PM »
Yes, I saw on Mr. Wells' blog that he was going to do that, but I didn't get
to see it myself. Can we get a report from anyone out there who may
have attended the Starlight Theatre's closing night? I'm sure we would all
like to know what happened and if Chad gave out any additional details.

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Offline rosco

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2010, 12:39:39 AM »
I'm saddened to hear this.  Clay Henry, the border, paso lajitas, the developer destroying lajitas now this.     :willynilly: 

i hope the adjacent general store plans to remain open for business. 

guess i need to figure out which businesses are of heritage and support just them.   

i'm curious of plans to continue elsewhere or in the same place by others.  i'm sure it will.

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2010, 07:22:38 PM »
Thanks to Kathleen for sending me this link. It is an interview from today
(Thursday) with Bill Ivey from the Alpine Daily Planet and it is GREAT news!


http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2010/09/ivey-emphasizes-that-the-starlight-will-reopen.html#tp

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2010, 09:38:46 PM »
Thanks to Kathleen for sending me this link. It is an interview from today
(Thursday) with Bill Ivey from the Alpine Daily Planet and it is GREAT news!


http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2010/09/ivey-emphasizes-that-the-starlight-will-reopen.html#tp

Thank you.  Sounds like they trashed the place on the way out.  Very Sad.  Open it BYOB! for the short term. 

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Offline Al

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2010, 10:58:46 PM »
Thanks to Kathleen for sending me this link. It is an interview from today
(Thursday) with Bill Ivey from the Alpine Daily Planet and it is GREAT news!


http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2010/09/ivey-emphasizes-that-the-starlight-will-reopen.html#tp

Thank you.  Sounds like they trashed the place on the way out.  Very Sad.  Open it BYOB! for the short term.

I don't know a whole lot about this stuff, but if they took the stuff they brought then how is that a problem?

Al

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Offline DC6080

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2010, 08:07:24 PM »
Thanks once again to Kathleen for this second update. Apparently, Bill
Ivey is wasting NO time!


In the Alpine Avalanche today...
"Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a MIXED BEVERAGE PERMIT, by BILL C. IVEY. dba, STARLIGHT THEATER, to be located at 631 IVEY DRIVE, TERLINGUA, BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS. Officers of said corporation are BILL C. IVEY."

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Offline cjacob

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2010, 10:56:23 PM »
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Thank you.  Sounds like they trashed the place on the way out.  Very Sad.  Open it BYOB! for the short term.

I don't know a whole lot about this stuff, but if they took the stuff they brought then how is that a problem?

Al
Thanks to Kathleen for sending me this link. It is an interview from today
(Thursday) with Bill Ivey from the Alpine Daily Planet and it is GREAT news!


http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2010/09/ivey-emphasizes-that-the-starlight-will-reopen.html#tp

AL,

Taking out equipment you own is not an issue.  But leaving a place that needs repairs that where not needed when you are open I bet is the issue.  Reading this as a property manager, says "gutted" means to me stuff was removed in a hateful fashion, and not in a manor to all the next person to move in.  Most commercial leases read that improvements (built in) shall stay.  So I would expect everything not nailed down to stay.  Bars, stage, stairs, benches (as they built in) and the kitchen should all be returned to white space meaning the next tenent could move in and set up shop rather easy.

I could set up a commercial kitchen in about one week provided we know the layout and where water, sewer, and gas was. Esp in a space that was a restaurant prior even in a remote area of the state like South Brewster.  Now for the eating space it could take longer if more then comedic work is required.   
« Last Edit: October 03, 2010, 09:59:36 AM by RichardM »

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Offline Homer67

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2010, 10:39:46 AM »
We just happened to  hear of the Starlight's closing the night before we left for our trip (Sept 22-29th); we were there early, waiting for them to open.  We had a few beers and said our goodbyes to the Starlight.  So sad to see it go, but I believe it will open again!  One just has to love having a few cold ones on the porch at the Starlight.
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2010, 09:18:34 AM »
According to a post on John Well's, The Field Lab blog, the Starlight has a tentative date to reopen of November 1, 2010  :icon_biggrin:

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2010, 09:46:15 AM »
...and better yet, 2-for-1 burgers will be back!

 


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