Lakewood Bar and Grill Closes After 18 Years In East Dallas

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​The Lakewood Bar and Grill announced a permanent closure via its Facebook page yesterday. According to a short post on their wall:

I am sad to say that after 18 years of serving the Lakewood area the LBG is closed! Thank you to all the bands that played and for all the customers that patronized us. To all the bands that are are booked I appologize for the last minute notice.

The bar's website lists bookings through September 17th. Those have been cancelled, but the site lists no additional information about the reason the "live music capital of Lakewood" has shuttered its doors. Pegasus is reporting that the bar couldn't keep up with its rent.

A phone call to the bar went unanswered.

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Ralphy
Ralphy

Sad to see this venue go;  but it has to be said that their bar food was crap !

Which brings up an interesting food topic:  What entertainment club/venue has the best food?

HAM
HAM

is this another causality to the soon-to-be changing facade of the Lakewood Shopping Center? higher rent is driving out businesses while a real estate group (from Phoenix, right?) bought the shopping center and is probably going to make it all Phoenix-y like or West Village-y.

Bob
Bob

I might be able to assume that West Village-y means lots of foot traffic with first-floor retail and restaurants, with apartments upstairs (sort of like every medium and big city east of the Mississippi), i.e. URBAN, but Phoenix-y seems just the opposite--SUB-URBAN, in every possible way.  Perhaps you might want to expound on those two concepts, since they seem to be contradictory.

Justin Julian
Justin Julian

This is sad, LBG was a great little dive for live shows.  Local and national acts, edgy stuff like psychobilly and goth, low ticket prices...this economy is becoming really annoying.  

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