Friday, September 14, 2007

Private clubs losing leases

If I lived in the city I would certainly belong to one so I had a place to hang my hat for lunch and dinner. (In Bourbonnais our only similar option is our local country club.) While not the equal of the old gentlemens clubs of London, they are still great places.

I'm sad to see that the Mid-Day Club and the Tavern Club will have to relocate from their existing spaces. I've been to both and liked them for different reasons. Crain's reports that Mid-Day is doing well, but that the Tavern Club is not, leading to speculation that the club might merge with another.

Yes, the University Club and the Union League Club (to name two -- there are others) are still going strong, thankfully, but I'm still sad to see such institutions dying. It is a reminder of a perhaps more genteel age.