Electric Avenue was a dance club that existed during the 80s on West 28th St. between Kalamazoo and Breton. I try to mostly post about things that I remember well-- so that I can have maybe some interesting stories to tell at least. Honestly though, I only went to Electric Avenue one time, sort of dragged there by a girl I was hoping to get with (didn't happen!) though we got to slow dance and make out to The Cure.
I remember the place being quite busy and full of flashing neon hanging all around the ceiling. It had a two-level setup, similar to Top Of The Rock, where there was sort of the "dance pit." I also remember them playing some music videos, including Bronski Beat, "Hit That Perfect Beat." ...Actually, how did they spin videos back in those days? From VHS tapes?? Wow.
I think at some point in the early 90s, it became "Dick's Resort," then sat vacant a bit, then got demolished. Currently, "Xtreme Car Audio" sits on the spot it used to occupy. Actually, an exclusively car-audio business still being around is kind of impressive.
Here's the tiny handful of photos I could find of the goings on at Electric Avenue (click on them to get a larger view).
If you used to go there and have any stories, please share 'em in the comments!
|DJ Mark McConnell, Danny Douglas (KLQ, Pepsi Dance Traxx), and--some guy|
|Maybe this is Halloween. I prefer to think people just dressed crazy there all the time.|
|Shit gets crazy when Spuds McKenzie shows up!|
|Party in the front AND party in the back, ladies!|