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2300 Club is dead

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Ava Louise
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Ava Louise

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Larris Hutton
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Matt Jarreau we were just talking about this.

Matt Jarreau
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Yeah I know! Nice find!

frank pichel
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frank pichel

sad

Sandi Bergman
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Sad news.

jean mcdaniel
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jean mcdaniel

The end of the 2300 club is about 10 years past it’s expiration date. Massive changes in ABC laws and Years of miss management have done their job.

Bill Hartsock
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Bill Hartsock

Agree with Jean. The new owners killed that place. I question what the zoning laws will allow in that building. I plan to watch this closely and limit what can go in there.

Catherine Branch
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Catherine Branch

Thank you Bill for your kind words. The 2300 Club had voted to close in December of 2013. The model of cheap dues ($35 per month), cheap drinks and cheap date night was not working. We wanted to make every effort to try and save The Club before we gave up the ship. The decision was made to go upscale if we were to attract new business and new members. With all the fantastic chef talent in Richmond we had to find a great Chef , which we did, and raise the dues to pay for it. Our efforts were… Read more »

Bill Hartsock
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Bill Hartsock

“Cheap dues” – hardly. “Great chef” – maybe, but never publicized. Never inviting to the downtown residents. This could have worked if you knew what you were doing. I wanted to support it, initially, but you turned many people away.

Eric Huffstutler
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Eric Huffstutler

Jean and Bill, it was also talked about on another thread that this type of club has past its prime in general. They were a relic of the “Good Old Boys” or Mad Men era. They were formal places to gather for lunch, cigars and drinks to talk over business in suits, and bring their wives for dinner. The social atmosphere has changed (noted by other clubs that have already closed) while Millennials are overtaking the Baby Boomers and those who were their parents, are now dying off. People today want casual gathering places and more of them now have… Read more »