Churchill's New Owners Abandoning Plans for 21-and-Over Policy

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Rejoice, kids.

Just days after the new owners of Churchill's Pub announced a 21-and-over policy, they've already abandoned those plans.

Yesterday, following the pub's weekly staff get-together, an announcement of the reversal was made on Churchill's official Facebook page.

"After a meeting today with the new owners, the age policy has been reviewed. After may 19th, Churchills Pub will be 18 and over, show depending."

See also: Churchill's Pub Becoming a Strictly 21-and-Over Club Under New Ownership

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The reaction to the grownups-only approach from Churchill's promoters, bands, and fans was largely negative. In the words of Idle Hands Productions' Nayra Serrano, "this is fucking stupid."

Though some members of the pub's staff declined to comment on the reasons for reversing plans, Churchill's fixture and International Noise Conference mastermind Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra tells Crossfade that there was "no argument."

The new owners, Rat suggests, simply saw the practical necessity for sometimes holding 18-and-up shows.

"The article [and public response]," he says, "was a big enough gun to make them reconsider their position on the subject."

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5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

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26 comments
Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Considering your shitty location? take all the customers you can get Churchill's!

Elaine Porteous
Elaine Porteous

thank GOd - give them somewhere to got that is familiar to them

Negishi Sissies
Negishi Sissies

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,churchchild.........................

Anastasia Biltmore
Anastasia Biltmore

I go in the afternoons when it is a bunch of "early30's to 40something" aging punks that are beating the late afternoon heat, staving off hangovers, or starting early on another one- so I don't really lurk when it is the under 21 crowd. That said, Churchill's does have great shows and if I had kids between 18 and 21 I would be glad to have them going to Churchill's and seeing real entertainment instead of some manufactured commercial Justin Bieber shit. Glad they are lowering the age so the over 18 crowd can participate and have a fairly wholesome place to go and rock out. And it's not just about letting these younger people in for shows. Some of these 18-21 year olds are amazingly talented in various music/art genres and NEED to be enmeshed in the community. Without the new blood flowing, the whole scene dies out.

Gabriel Veg
Gabriel Veg

Who are these creepy new owners anyway? They sound really shitty.

Johnny Deezal
Johnny Deezal

duh, most of their income over the last 50 years comes from the under 21 crowd

Robert Gow
Robert Gow

Yeah, because it was a STUPID FUCKING IDEA.

David Hualpa
David Hualpa

The cow never remembers when it was a calf. Good old Churchill* people that like the music will go no matter what.

Christine King
Christine King

Young adults need places to have fun! My 18 year old niece visited recently and we could not find places for her to go have fun with friends.

Seán J. McMahon
Seán J. McMahon

What they ought to do to improve the place is kick out all the sketchy crackheads who harass people for money in the back alley.

Vanessa Black
Vanessa Black

Boo!! Well, I guess I won't be going back then. A 21 and over crowd might have made it tolerable.

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