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Jan232009

So You Want to Join Soho House?

By all accounts, Soho House New York has been a smashing success. New York's media and arts elite clammored for a coveted membership, members from London made sure to spend a bit of time in its cozy Meatpacking confines while in New York, and companies loved to throw glitzy bashes there. Win, win, win for everyone. But in these downtimes, when many people are looking to cut costs whenever possible, are SHNYC members thinking about bailing on the annual dues? And who will want to replace them? One Little Birdy who is not a member tells DBTH that they have been approached by a few members, offering a membership at a "discounted price". While this does not spell doom, it is a troubling sign at a time when the company is focused on a global expansion.

What say you, DBTHers? Are you ready to cancel your membership? Are you ready to sign up if given the chance? Comments are open!

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Reader Comments (4)

Members can't "offer" memberships, so that doesn't make any sense. They do offer a reduced rate for younger people, so that may be what the tipster heard, but that has always been the deal with the junior membership and it doesn't offer all of advantages of the grown-up membership.

January 23, 2009 at 05:04PM | Unregistered CommenterTeabiscuit

Your little birdy and Page Six Magazine seem to be looking at this from different angles. According to a PSM feature article from this weekend, the Soho House wait list has ballooned to 3,000 strong, and "Meanwhile at Soho House, "We've had 95 percent of our members renew their memberships," says director of operations Mark Somen."

January 23, 2009 at 05:08PM | Unregistered Commenterdan

If I join am i gonna have greater success with the hors?........Im just here for the gang bang fellas

January 25, 2009 at 06:23PM | Unregistered Commentercreepyoldguy

I agree that times are tough, but everytime I have been to Soho House its still pretty busy. I do know that they have instated an Under 27 Membership that is a price more attainable for there younger members but I dont think its a "discount". Members dont have the power to offer memberships to one another or non mmembers for that matter either....I think that little birdy might be a tad confused or just upset he has been on the waitlist for so long.

January 26, 2009 at 10:54AM | Unregistered CommenterNYCdweller

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