I’ve been seeing a bunch of updates about local -area this week, so I thought I’d put together a little roundup.

First, Gothamist is claiming to have it on good authority that the -infamous club, , is officially due for a comeback:

So, about that whole is dead ? It may be coming back, and soon. We have it on good authority that the legendary venue is still alive in spirit, and angling to take over a new space in Manhattan. the contents of the original club still around in a somewhere, if all goes according to plan it will even look like the old space. We’ll update when we have more information, which should be filtering in over the next few weeks.

brooklynvegan is reporting that ’s Southpaw club is closing and just on the verge of its 10th anniversary, too. Bummer.

According to many connections to the Park Slope club (some who emailed me and some who are connections to the Park Slope club (some who emailed me and some who are tweeting), is closing on February 20 (possibly because "The venue's been sold."). The 5th Avenue venue was getting ready to celebrate their 10th anniversary in a big way too, which would make this news, if confirmed, even sadder." target="_blank">tweeting), Southpaw is closing on February 20 (possibly because “The venue’s been sold.”). The 5th Avenue Brooklyn venue was getting ready to celebrate their 10th anniversary in a big way too, which would make this news, if confirmed, even sadder.

I’d definitely be sad to see this local Park Slope venue go, but it wouldn’t be that big a surprise given their newer competition coming from nearby venues Bell House and Littefield.

Finally, one of our fav BK venues, , just got a nice feature spot in this awesome video promoting Google Maps:

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[via TicketFly]

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