SAVE the BOOM!!! Kicks off Campaign to
BUY the BOOM!!!
LAGUNA BEACH, CA – The organizers of the 1½ year old grassroots effort, SAVE the BOOM!!! leaped into action today encouraged by the appearance of For Sale signs that went up over the weekend in the windows of the historic bar. It will now start its new campaign: BUY the BOOM!!!
The Boom Boom Room closed down on September 3, 2007 and the City and the Gay Community lost it’s 60 year old landmark bar and hotel. The building owner, Beverly Hills Billionaire, Steven Udvar-Hazy told a reporter in August that he was trying to sell or lease his property at 1401 South Coast Highway as well as separate properties he owns across the street.
”This is the best possible news,” said Save the BOOM!!! founder, Fred Karger. “We had hoped that Mr. Udvar-Hazy was serious in his desire to unload the Coast Inn and Boom Boom Room, and seeing the For Sale signs go up gives us renewed hope to find a buyer who will keep the Boom the way it has been for the last 60 years. We will soon begin an advertising and PR campaign locally and in the national gay media to find someone to BUY the BOOM!!! who will keep it as a gay establishment”
There is also an effort underway to find someone to lease the bar while it is being sold.
SAVE the BOOM!!! is just beginning to sell its Men of Laguna Beach 2008 Calendar www.menoflagunabeach.com that it produced to raise funds and awareness as it works to SAVE the BOOM – Forever!!!
The Calendar Launch Party is being held this Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at Stylistic Intervention, 381 Forest Avenue, in downtown Laguna Beach. The public is invited to meet the calendar models who appear on this first-of-its-kind calendar. There will be free cocktails, hors hors d'overes, a live auction and surprises for all those attending.