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Farewell to DC's mega-club scene

Pollstar.com, a trade publication covering the concerts industry, takes a look--and bids farewell to--the "mega clubs" in D.C., like Love, Fur, and Ibiza.

In short, the revitalization of the Northeast, mostly industrial neighborhoods where these enormous clubs were located have meant consequences for the club owners who depended on cheap rents.

But gentrification is not the only factor to blame for the decline of the mega-club. Tastes are also changing, according to the article.
"The mega-club scene is kind of gone," said Los Angeles nightlife impresario turned urban planner Elizabeth Peterson, remarking on the changing tastes of young revelers.
She said young adults, like those who flooded into the District during the economic recession in pursuit of high-paying jobs tied to the federal government, are now seeking more intimate space such as restaurants or small lounges where they can interact on a personal level.

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