Churchill's Pub Becoming a Strictly 21-and-Over Club Under New Ownership
Local punk landmark Churchill's Pub, a longtime haven for 18-and-up shows, will no longer be letting anybody except drinking-age adults through the door.
It's been only three weeks since founder and owner Dave Daniels completed the pub's sale. And many Miami promoters, scene figures, and band members are interpreting this grownups-only policy as an omen of increasingly drastic changes.
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The pub's music booker, Ian Michael, tells Crossfade that Churchill's new owners decided that "the venue will become 21 and over" effective May 20.
"We called everyone with a booked show after that date," Michael says. And he claims that "most were cool with it."
However, there are others, like Miami music legend and International Noise Conference organizer Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra, who think the move "will kill the place as far as what it's always stood for."