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Flicks, a staple of the San Diego gay nightlife scene for almost 30 years, has been sold.
The new owners are Jeff Jackson, who also owns JT's Pub in Grantville, and his partner Paul. From what I've been told, both are eager and excited to begin a new business adventure catering to a different clientele than they're accustomed to.
This is also bittersweet news, in that we all will be bidding a fond farewell to the former owner, Nigel Mayer. Nigel is a local legend, starting out as a bartender at Flicks and ending up purchasing the bar 20 years ago. He has been prominently active in the community, most notably as co-founder (along with Big Mike) of Ordinary Miracles, a grassroots community organization that has raised more than $250,000 for local charities since 1996.
Nigel plans to move to Nevada and buy a home there, as well as to open a "Flicks Las Vegas" in the not-too-distant future. I'm sure I speak for everyone by wishing him the best of luck in his new endeavors, and thanks for the amazing amount of enjoyment and service he's provided to the community over the years.
Li(s)ten at 1202
The newly named 1202 nightclub is now going to be open on Thursdays during the remodel stage, with the launch of a new promotion called Li(s)ten.
This will be a weekly live music happy hour from 6 to 10 pm, tonight featuring DJ dirty Kurty and Sherry Soto from Bitter Sober. Plus there will be food and drink specials, and no cover.
PIX VIP members: Come to Lei on Friday and be appreciated
All of you out there who have one of those magical silver stickers on the back of your driver's license that designates you as a PIX VIP member, good news!
There's an event planned just for you this Friday night: Come to the newly redecorated Lei Lounge from 9 to 11 pm and get a complementary signature cocktail at our Member Appreciation Night.
And if you're not already a member (or your old sticker was lost), no problem! You'll be able to sign up for the program for free on site, getting a 2-for-1 entree coupon for Lei, as well as the free cocktail mentioned above.
Active Duty at Rich's
Rich's will be off the hook this Saturday night, as it's time once again for the Active Duty military party.
This event will celebrate the first anniversary of the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Look for the Rich's go-go boys in military gear, music by DJ Nikno, and free Active Duty dog tags for the first 500 people through the door. Arrive early to make sure you get your dog tag!
Military or camo attire is encouraged, and there'll be body painting to accessorize yourself. To get a good idea on what to expect, check out photos from past Active Duties HERE.
Doors open at 10 pm, and with a valid military ID there's no cover before 11 pm, or $5 off 11 pm to close. PIX VIP Members receive $5 off cover and front of the line privileges before 11 pm. You can also text SDPIX to 313131 from your cell phone and show the welcome message to the cashier to receive $5 off cover before 11 pm.
Babette's Birthday Party at Lips
This Sunday evening at Lips should be extra fabulous, as the one and only Babette Schwartz will be celebrating her birthday there that night, beginning at 7 pm. Call 619-295-7900 for dinner reservations.
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