Marcy Mays working on a new Columbus venue: Ace of Cups

Over the winter, rumors started circulating about a new rock club moving into the space formerly occupied by Miani’s and Sloopy’s. Well, the rumor is inching closer to reality. Marcy Mays, co-owner of Surly Girl Saloon and singer/guitarist in Scrawl, plans to open a venue in the North Campus building called Ace of Cups. Go “Like” it on Facebook to keep tabs on how things are progressing. For now, details are minimal (hence the “Drink, Music, Food” description), but if all goes according to plan, we’ll have more to announce in the near future.

If you’re like me, the first thought upon hearing this news is: The new Little Brother’s?

  • http://www.atomicned.com chip

    Very exciting news. I love the idea of KOBO, Ravari and Ace of Cups all being so close to each other.

  • http://LOLbabe$.com lutzko lives

    sick news!
    kobo only has stupid fucking bands & ravari hasnt had a concert in 3 years :(

  • Bair

    Thats a tough spot to have a business. Just look at all the places that have come and gone at that location in the last 15 years. Good luck.

  • http://www.atomicned.com chip

    I’m still excited but the more I think about, the more I wonder if Columbus really needs another 200-250-”seat” venue? We’ve got a lot of venues that can hold anywhere between 100 and 500 people (KOBO, Ravari, Rumba, The Summit, Outland, Skully’s, The Basement, Carabar, The Treehouse). What we don’t have is a venue (outside of The Basement) that is dedicated almost solely to booking touring bands like The Grog Shop does in Cleveland. Maybe that’s the niche that Marcy’s new club can fill.

    • Mark Wyatt

      Or just maybe it would be great to have a club that’s not a puke pit, that has decent sound, that is run by someone who knows how bands ought to be treated, and is a size that makes sense for local shows and most touring acts. You can never have too many clubs filling that “niche”…

      • NNY

        Agreed. We love playing Cleveland because they’re always so hospitable to bands. Here, all you get is yelled at by the sound guy. We’ve had venues up there do anything from order pizza to have meals catered. I know that’s asking a lot of Columbus venues, but I’d settle for staff not telling people who come to our shows to “get the fuck out” at the end of the night.

  • weedsteeler

    yawn

  • Sullen V. Hement

    Clintonville needs to tear down that f*cking worthless Blockbuster p.o.s and put up a parking garage. You either have to park 6 blocks away, or leave yr car in a shitty place where the window might get popped. Fix it dickheads! Could be a real nice area, if somebody cared…

    • tj

      Agreed. Surface lot with security, maybe.

    • ON

      If only it was in Clintonville.

  • sb

    Does anyone remember when it was “The Bank Heist” bar for a brief amount of time?

    • tj

      Counterfeit Heist, I knew.

  • weedsteeler

    Excited! Fuck Kobo

    • bender

      Why don’t they move the KOBO stage to the back corner? Like in front of the ladies room? Just build a wall behind it, creating a hallway to the restroom. I don’t go to bigger shows there because it gets too congested too easily and don’t play there for the same reason.

  • Gary Dillion

    duuude. bummer.i liked sloopy’s quarter pitchers.
    where the fuck are the babes gonna go?

  • weedsteeler

    what the fuck is kobo?

    • weedsteeler

      is there are glory hole in carabar?

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    Tupac Back

  • bug

    I’m glad to finally find out this rumor is true.

  • weedsteeler

    they finally opened a glory hole at carabar?
    its about damn time if you asked me.

  • http://www.evolvedbodyart.com Nick

    Very cool!!! Welcome to the neighborhood. Please let us know if you need anything

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  • osama bin laden

    NONE OF THESE SO CALLED VENUES CAN COMPARE TO THE MIGHTY BONEYARD. THE BONEYARD CONSISTENTLY HAS BETTER SHOWS THEN ANYONE ELSE IN TOWN FOR TWO YEARS NOW. WE DON’T NEED YOUR STINKING BARS. DIY OR DIE!

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