Shocking, sad news for the LGBT community: Sisters Nightclub manager Denise Cohen just posted this status update on her Facebook page, announcing that the club — Philly’s only lesbian bar — has closed after 17 years:
How do you say goodbye to something that has been part of your life for so long – a dream – a passion – a love …
I have worked within the Gay & Lesbian community for 24 years with 17 of them at Sisters … today with much sadness no actually with a broken heart I am announcing that Sisters Nightclub is no longer in business.
I was informed by the owners this morning – I told them I would prepare something to post on our social media outlets and website but now I find myself struggling to convey a professional statement versus a personal statement.
I want to thank each and every employee that has been on my staff as well as all of the wonderful DJ’s and performers that have graced our stages and of course a Thank you to our community – the customers who have been there for all these years – many so very loyal and appreciative through this horrible economy.
It was an amazing 17 years and we thank you for all of your support.
For a nice follow-up article, check out “Saying Goodbye to Philly’s Beloved Lesbian Nightclub” by former G Philly editor Natalie Hope McDonald.
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