Friday, August 19, 2011
In the mid 1970's some guys from North Carolina scoped out our little town and decided that it was a good place to open a higher class joint with a higher class of live entertainment.
They picked a familiar spot, under the parking lot at Draper and Jackson Streets (the eventual home of Mish Mish and a bunch of others). The main nightclub area was full of exotic woods, glass, chrome ... well, you get the picture ... oh and big ol' fish tanks too.
Jeremy, one of the NC guys, hired me to help open up a deli in the front part of the club. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun coming up with a menu. One of our specialties was a hot mushroom sub, and I also insisted we sell Dannon yogurt which was unavailable anywhere else in the Blacksburg area.
The musical acts were great. I remember John Prine (Dear Abby, Dear Abby), Robert Palmer, and a host of other stellar performers.
If I remember correctly, the next thing to come in right after Town Hall folded was Cowboy's .... complete with mechanical bull.
Posted by Dennis