In an extensive interview with Houston Press music blog Houstoned Rocks, Proletariat owner Denise Ramos explains she isn’t shutting down her Richmond Ave. bar and music venue in February because she’s afraid upcoming University Line construction on the street will hurt her business. She’s shutting the club down because Metro has told her exactly where the Montrose light-rail station is going to go:
I started going to all these meetings Metro had put together, and in one of the meetings they had the proposed design for the rail, and I noticed that our building was nowhere in the design . . .
Right in front of where our building is, thatâ€™s where they [plan to] have the station . . .
We know for sure they plan to demolish our building. Thatâ€™s a given; we know that. But I just donâ€™t know when thatâ€™s going to be.
Guess that means Metro won’t be sliding that station to the west of Montrose . . .