Will wonders ever cease? A fan of the Podcast asked about the Gold Spike and I said it had been rehabilitated, cleaned up, fumigated and now back open for business. A few of you scoffed at me when you heard that.
The Gold Spike was a downtown hole in the wall, smoke filled joint with a flophouse making out like a hotel on top. It was known for its cheap beer, cheaper women and the encouragement of chain smoking. I am pretty sure it was also used as a test chamber for the effects of third hand smoke. Anyone within 50 feet of the front entrance had a pretty good shot at catching something.
Well, like I said on the podcast that those days are gone. Last year a brave soul stepped forward and bought the place. Paid a pretty penny for it too! The new owner, Stephen Siegel is serious about transforming the Gold Spike into a boutique and classy little joint. And is on his way to proving that point.
Just to prove the point, I walked into the place and could actually see more than five feet in front of me. Look at the pictures… It’s a clean and shiny place with friendly people. Really! Almost like a new joint.
Trust me, this wasn’t just a duct tape and bleach redo like some other joints. Nope. This was a strip’em to the walls and floor and start over type pf clean up. They aren’t really done with it all, they still have some work left on it. But what a difference it makes so far.
Now if they would only do something with that other problem child next door, the Lady Luck… That’s the new eyesore!