Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The 5 Spot Burns Down

Flames broke out Saturday morning at 9:30 and eventually engulfed the entire building. Due to the extensive damage, the building was torn down Sunday. Luckily no one was hurt. Officials have not found the cause of the fire yet. Skinners Tavern and Sonnys Steaks were both victims of water damage and Red Sky restaurant had to cancel a number of reservations. No other damage was reported to nearby buildings.
The Five Spot may be best known for being the home of the Black Lily which launched the career of Jill Scott and more. Low Budget used to DJ there on Saturdays. Here is just a small list of people that have performed there: Jean Grea, Alicia Keys, Cosmo Baker and moreBlack Thought, ?uestlove (DJ'ing & on the drums), DJ Grandmaster Flash, Malik B, DJ Premier, Jill Scott, Scott Strorch, Mos Def, DJ Revolution, Mobb Deep, Kanye West, Bahamdia, Murs, Little Brother, illvibe Collective, Floetry (1st US Performance), Kindred (1st performance they ever did), 9th Wonder, Jazzyfatnastees, DJ Low Budget, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Alchemist , Guru (of Gang Starr), D'angelo,. (List courtesy of 215HipHop.com)

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