Doesn’t the design of the two buildings look awful? The new Caffe Lena will be the small green building, not the big one. The big building is gonna be nothing but offices and apartments. The big building just makes Lena’s look small. It’s just terrible, ya know? I also don’t like the green color on the new Lena’s.
So you have to wonder… Lena Spencer the founder of Caffe Lena, do you think she would have wanted this to happen if she were alive today? Think about that. In my opinion, I don’t think Lena Spencer would have approved of this at all. I think she would have been pretty angry at this. I wished the organizers of Lena’s would have used their heads and think about her and think about the important history of the venue.
Sure, the old Lena’s building was getting old and worn out which is probably the reason why it needed a reconstruction but who cares, ya know? I mean, christ… the CBGB’s in NYC stayed open for 33 years and it’s been the same shithole throughout the same years. You never saw Hilly Cristal do anything to improve the club. He always kept the club the same and I’m sure the CBGB’s had many problems with the building over the years too.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever support the new Lena’s or not when it re-opens. I guess I’m an old-school kind of guy and still prefer the old version of Lena’s. I don’t think I’m gonna like the new updated look. It’s a shame. I used to love Caffe Lena as it has always been my favorite venue to play and to see live music at. I’ve always had positive things to say about Lena’s and for the first time ever, the organizers disappointed me.
That’s the way it goes, I guess. That’s life. Venues come and go. Venues make changes and go forward. It happens all the time.