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Monday, January 18, 2010

Annie's To Become an Ultralounge: Ql Ultralounge, To Be Exact

Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 1:32 PM

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Remember at the end of last year, when the punk rockers were concerned that the loss of anything-goes outlet Annie's Social Club would only pave the way for yet another SOMA ultralounge? Well, get ready for yet another SOMA ultralounge, or at least one with Ultralounge in the title.

Clubs Editor John Graham reports that his buddy walked by Annie's old 917 Folsom St. address only to notice an application for a liquor license posted on the door. Upon further investigation, Graham discovered that a new business called Ql Ultralounge is applying to set up shop (ABC license query here).

While it's unnerving to think about replacing such a colorful musical outpost with a venue that has "ultra" anything in the name, the truth is the rich folks and their boutique bars keep businesses more afloat these days than the broke Pabst crews. All the more reason to really patronize the dives you want to remain open.

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