photo by Dan Muller
First, it was rumored that the Showbox is in imminent danger of closing. Apparently, an anonymous venue employee warned The Stranger that the historic theater would soon be plowed over for a new condo development.
Now comes the shocking revelation that Seattle’s revered Crocodile Cafe has shut its doors quite suddenly. While there’s no sign of the closure on the club’s website, several notable Seattle publications and blogs are reporting its almost certain demise. Could it be true that, as The Seattle Weekly’s Reverb contends, the club no longer has the capital to continue? If so, why is this the first the Seattle community has heard of the cultural loss? Surely, a “Save the Crocodile” fund would have sprung forth! Is it too late? Can we still get one started?