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, an item came before the City Plan Commission yesterday in whichthe old Red Blood Club spot
was looking for a Specific Use Permit so it could re-open its doors and become a blues bar (which, between you and me, is pretty muchexactly
the type of music that should be played in a venue like this one, tucked behind the great burgers of
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Well, word from Neil Emmons, city planning commissioner for District 14, is that the room's application has been unanimously recommended for approval by the commission--just as had been the case a few weeks earlier when Trees started going through the same re-opening process--assuming the venue's operators agree to the stipluation, put up by the commission, that there will be no amplified, outdoor music on the property. Which seems fair enough.
And though this is just the first step toward re-opening--the permit still actually needs to be awarded to the room by the City Council--things are looking good for those hankerin' for some good ol' fashioned Deep Ellum blues. We'll keep you posted, of course, on the next couple of steps, though, just to be sure.