By now, it might not be “Der No Mo’.”
The last time I photographed this place was around last fall. I’m sure you remember the pictures. Or not. Lots of pictures being posted on the internet every day. Hard to remember one from the other.
I returned last Sunday. I found that yellow paper tacked to what was the front door. It’s a legal notice. A hearing was held 29 January 2015. The first move was for the city to assume property rights. The next move is to tear this place down.
It was one of the clubs that helped give birth to rock n’ roll. It matters. At least, to me.
I’d love to see this building remain standing. Until I went inside. It took some courage on my part. Luckily, two women in their late 60s wanted to go inside. I went in with them. They were my protection. They were from Texas.
These pictures are what I saw. There is no restoration for this place. It’s pretty much done. I am so sorry.