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Village Gate (now Le Poisson Rouge)

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Nightclub featuring diverse styles of music, closed in 1993 and reopened in 2007

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Greenwich Village
Theater, Performance

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Le Poisson Rouge
Interviews with Art D'Lugoff, Village Gate owner


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Opened in 1958, the premises contained separate venues: the basement was the main club, with a large stage, long tables and small dance floor; on the ground floor was the Terrace Bar; and upstairs, the Top of the Gate. During the 1960s-'70s, the Gate presented mainly bop and hard bop performers. In the 1980s, the stylistic emphasis shifted to jazz-rock, salsa and Latin jazz.

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