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Monday
Sep222008

Cain is Dunzo - Long Live Cain

Grab the Kleenex brand tissues, because we have some sad news to report. This will be the final week for Cain. We know it's devastating but you must stay strong. We will get through this together. Jamie Mulholland put his friends on blast that Cain will be closing as of Friday, saying "I know you have all been a huge part of our success and have had many a good night at the venue. Please come and help us celebrate our closing night with us this Friday evening at Cain one last time." Sorry if we tear up here, but it is sad. Cain followed the Marquee wave, setting up shop in far west Chelsea. We believe their run of success ranks them right there with Marquee, and they have gone on to other projects. Congratulations for shutting it down on their own terms. Pour one out for Cain. 

UPDATE: Is Cain not dunzo? According to a Little Birdy on the inside, "Cain is still very much alive and is going to maintain a strong presence in NYC after undergoing a complete renovation at it's existing location." Now we are really confused. One says this Friday is the last night, and now there are rumors of a Cainovation. Time to get sleuthing.

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Reader Comments (12)

david jaffee is definitely crying right now.

September 22, 2008 at 02:21PM | Unregistered Commenterword up

Cain is closing to renovate for either 3-4 weeks or the entire fall. It is definitely not closing for good. The renovation is just a face-lift, nothing major to my knowledge...3-4 weeks is not a long time but it could be a full blown renovation if it doesn't open til the winter.

September 22, 2008 at 03:19PM | Unregistered Commenterb&t

I have heard for a while that they are shutting down for a good month, I though it was going to happen at the end of August. I was told that they plan on making the dance floor even height as some of the tables and the bar. Which is a bummer, because the lowered dance floor was always fun. I was also told that they are changing the African theme. Don't worry the drummers will stay thank god.

September 22, 2008 at 03:24PM | Unregistered CommenterMoney Making

PS. I also heard a name change might happen, however it would be the same management. If Cain was smart it would get out of 27th street because it's the only good place remaining along with B8.

September 22, 2008 at 03:30PM | Unregistered CommenterMoney Making

is b8 still good? its amazing to still see people having to work their way in there...

September 22, 2008 at 03:50PM | Unregistered Commenterword up

It's amazing to me how late this post came and how inaccurate it was and still is. Cain is most definitely closing, but only to renovate and recreate the image that it once had & make the right changes in order to move forward. The DJ booth will be moved to the opposite side of the room and it will no longer be two levels (dance floor & bar level) it will be one level. The door will be MUCH tighter, so those of you who may have graced the South African game den under 'David Jaffee's List' most likely won't make it back after this week. Any previous reputation a given promoter may have had with the venue will most likely cease to exist as even Steve Kasuba (who was there from the beginning and ran their promotions) is no longer with the Cain team. The reason they remain on 27th st? Well they were fighting with a community board to attain a liquor license that went past 2 AM for a space on Broadway in TriBeCa (where the Alexander Wang after party was held, which by the way was the hottest party of fashion week, literally) which seems to have fallen through. So instead of moving to a new space and having a 2 AM closing time they chose to remain on 27th st and make the necessary changes to recreate the image the venue once had and draw the 'right' crowd back. How you ask? Well by hiring not only a new promotional / creative director who will remain unnamed but an entirely new promotions team to go along with it.

Cheers.

September 22, 2008 at 04:28PM | Unregistered CommenterJAMES GOLDMAN

wow thanks james for your run on sentence of a post. try and keep it to two sentences next time. if you want to post a press release then please save it.

September 22, 2008 at 04:48PM | Unregistered Commenterflute

In response to James Goldman. Arnt all promoters sleaze bags that will get a sleazy crowd lol

September 22, 2008 at 04:49PM | Unregistered CommenterMoney Making

Im sure the new cain party/club was the hottest party of fashion week because the press release said it was and im not there were no other good parties..mmmm ,oops i mean the post said it was ....james please keep us all updated on if how cain can re-create it's brand as ...a non-27th st club on 27th st .....i can see the hip/cultured crowds coming now ......??? really ... is david blaine the new promotion director .

September 23, 2008 at 07:51AM | Unregistered Commentertc

was that fucking english?

September 23, 2008 at 11:15AM | Unregistered Commenterflute

In response to tc... The party during fashion week was the afterparty for Alexander Wang, the only thing that related it to Cain was that the party was held in the space where Cain was going to move on Broadway in TriBeCa had they been able to attain a liquor license that went past 2 am. As far as what's going to happen after Cain re-opens... Well, all I can say is that it can only get better from here.

September 23, 2008 at 02:30PM | Unregistered CommenterJAMES GOLDMAN

They can have a golden cock in the middle of their new bar for all I care...who wil go to 27th street!!!!????
Gross.

September 24, 2008 at 11:54PM | Unregistered Commentersomeone wrting something

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