|Original Location on Memorial Drive|
Lenny's changed names, locations and character a few years ago. And honestly, it was hard to buy into the new look/feel. However nasty the original location was, it's character was basically all it had holding it's walls together. I could never feel the heartbeat of the new location... though they did transport the shitty sound somehow, even with a new sound system.
It's the cover story of our weekly magazine. Many of the people interviewed I have known for years. The ones that I don't know, I think to myself that I should. I claim this town. I am proud of it's music. I exclaim this from the rooftops and say it on Canadian radio. So, now with a new perspective, I feel like I took Lenny's for granted. But Lenny (and Dottie) wouldn't likely give a shit either way.
I should let the storytellers of Lenny's tell the story. They will do it better than I. After all, I only played both locations a hand full of times combined. Still, I am glad I did.
Sometimes you have to get away from your home to appreciate it. Especially if when you get home part of it is gone.
|The entrance was on the side. I never actual noticed the front door.|
|Lenny's second location on On Boulevard @ Dekalb Ave.|