Monday, June 26, 2006

Arena

Arena has re-opened. I have not been able to speak directly with the manager to get the 411 on exactly what took place for it to reopen. From what I have read, the authorities were allowing them to reopen as long as they followed some rules about noise, etc. There was also some talk about the hotel not having the proper papers, and the like. Again, I have not spoken to the manager and will find out more once I do.

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

I HERE THAT LEON'S DISCO WILL BE OPENING UP ON JUNE 30TH. ANY INFORMATION ON THIS OPENING?

Anonymous said...

Any update on the protest march held on Sunday? I hope they had a HUGE turn-out but I fear with the catholic influence and the latin culture that they would not have much support as they would need to make a worthy news event.

Anonymous said...

The info on Leon's disco opening on the 30th is that she misjudged her timing on closing Arena and the power of the almighty peso and the spanish owners of Arena and their ability to pay to get their club open again SO SOON!!! What with the new lesbien bar/disco open next door to Arena and JD's being still in full swing, I guess Miss Leon' new disco in the crime ridden barrio will have to struggle to get clients from the safety of the Zona Colonial. Miss Leon, GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY.

Anonymous said...

I heard the same thing last week! that it will be opening on the 30th

Anonymous said...

He truly dont like head rags and man bags!

BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME MR. NURSE

Anonymous said...

Or Maybe Dr. Leon should have Angelica make a few more calls to the Cardinals office and make ANOTHER deal to close down the gay bars in the colonial zone, especially since her new disco is in the barrio.

Anonymous said...

WOW...with all this anti-Leon talk it's a wonder that child makes any money down there...maybe that's why the drinks are the price of a 5 star hotel resort. Leon will need lots of headrags to wipe the sweat off her brow when dancing with her employees as they will be the only ones there...especially if she charges for entry...

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of you give Leon a lot more credit than he should be receiving. I find it very hard to believe that he has enough power and influence to have Arena shut down, and the other clubs raided while he is running the same type of establishment as the ones being raided. Since his club normally has very low turn-out (even with the changes made to the place) I really don't see the clientele of Arena moving to his disco. That just doesn't make sense to me.

Rodney from Atlanta

Anonymous said...

To Rodney from Atlanta:

Well in the DR if you pay money you can have ANYTHING done. The police and justice system there have no morals and are so corrupt that they would sell their mothers soul for 100 pesos. This being said, and the information that Leon provides about being so rich and a trust fund baby anything is possible. I would not put it past him to pay the Chief of Police to make the other gay businesses have difficulties so that he could be the only game in town.

Anonymous said...

Hello Anthony,

Speaking of updates, How is the new hotel coming along near the rotary in front of Paco's? The last pictures you posted were great and it looks like a nice convenient place to stay while in Santo Domingo. Any idea of the new name of the hotel and if they plan on being a gay friendly hotel or not? Thanks for all the information you provide to us via your blog. We just loved being kept in the loop on tha happenings in SD. Best Regards, Jimmy

Anonymous said...

Given the corruption of the police in SD it wouldn't be too hard to pay one or two of them off to reveal who instructed them to raid Arena and the other spots.

The loss of business, bad publlicity, and legal fees warrant an investigation.

If the signs point to the man with the purse, again, a few pesos in the right hand can make the problem disappear.

Mario Sessions said...

About the new hotel its coming alone well I was just in Santo Domingo 2 weekends ago and took a peek inside it looks very nice inside all the doors, windows, and downstairs is finished. I ask but could not get a real date but one worker said in broken english Christmas.

Anonymous said...

"Trust Fund Baby"??? Oh now the "headrag/manbag" is saying she comes from "Old Money"!!! Honey the only money she is coming from is that money she cleans every month. To Rodney, with such low-turnout at her bar, open 7 nights a week, with a full staff, dancing with eachother how do you explain, not only, her current bar remaining open, but now she is opening a disco. With what??? Oh...I forgot, with her trust fund. "wink....wink....wink"

Anonymous said...

You mean the old Money Laundry trick she was doing before she moved here or should we call her Mrs. Western Union Krafty Girl...Hint Hint can she come back to the States? A famous movie line... " Your children are so clean... can you come work for me?" HELLS NAW! What did you say? I said Hells Naw!

Mario Sessions said...

Here we go again, no comment

Anonymous said...

Well how is it that all of the Gay Domincans are scared to go to the barrio where the new disco is to be opened. How in the hell do you excepet unspecting Tourist to risk thier lives to go to a disco. I think that is so unfair that the bar owner is only thinking about money and not the safety of the clients!! If the Domiacns are scared what the hell type of nieghborhood is it. I heard she is going to have armed gaurds but you have to got to get the bar first GOOD LUCK!!!

Anonymous said...

This shit is better than a soap opera, several posts ago there was some talk about names for the DRama that goes on. I suggest the name "As Santo Domingo Turns". And my suggestions for categories for the Monaga Blog Awards:
1. Best Comment
2. Best "READ"
3. Best Come-back
4. Most Disliked Person
5. Best Club/bar
6. Best Club/bar Location
7. Favorite "Babies Daddy"

Anonymous said...

Why so much hate for Leon? This post is about Arena's reopening, but the first comment is asking about Leon's disco opening. The pattern is typical Leon, get them talking, peak their interest, gossip and scandle, they will come to see what the fuss is about. I suggest we ignore Leon and all the confusion associated with this guy and get back on subject. If Leon had anything to do with Arena's closing, I'm sure the spanish owners will find out and deal with the cluprit in their own way.

Anonymous said...

This blog is sooo much fun!

Anonymous said...

I think it is so sad that with all the other things going on in this world that people would take so much glee in pulling another black man down. If Leon is the cause of the problems in the Colonial Zone it will come to light. The problem I have is that as always, black people enjoy seeing another one fail. I don't. Two wrongs don't make a right and some of you are just WRONG with your hate.

Anonymous said...

AGAIN TOO MANY queens.... NOT ENOUGH THRONES

Anonymous said...

oh stop with the hand wringing/ can't we all get along bit. can't you see it's always the same one or two clowns who draw the most rancor? When people crave such attention, they get it.

There are many of us up here and down there who come and go and live and whatever without so much as a mention. We don't publish our itineraries for the wold to see, we don't mess in others business, and we certainly don't draw unneccesary attention to ourselves.

Anonymous said...

^^^ What is she talking about? somebody tell me

Anonymous said...

Star Jones quit the view today.

Anonymous said...

Star Jones looks like ET's little sister. Big ole eyes, pulled back hair. I "likeded" her better when she was fat.

Anonymous said...

No Star Jones contract was not renewd they had enough you can read about it on www.entertainmenttonight.com

Anonymous said...

Barbara Walters said that she was willing to help Star out until yesterday; and that she felt betrayed by Star's actions on yesterdays show. It just goes to show me that no matter how successful a black person thinks he or she is in the good ole USA you just don't go up against a white person as powerful an Barbara Walters and expect your life to remain the same. More than likely Star will never work on American television again.

Anonymous said...

Star Jones...sucessful? Like for doing what? Puleeze...

Anonymous said...

The gay dominicans are afraid to go to Friends? or is it just to expensive?

Anonymous said...

A bag of chips cost 90 pesos at Bar Friends, 100 pesos equal $3 U.S. dollars go figure

Anonymous said...

And the new Leon disco has a 200 pesos entrance charge. So not only do you take your life into your hands to go there, you have to pay to get in and then pay for those expensive drinks like at bar friends. Who said something about it being a shame in taking delight in seeing blacks down? Well it is a shame that blacks take advantage of other blacks and charge high prices and always have some shit started between other blacks. Saint Leon is not to be pittied, she is a child of Lucifer.

Anonymous said...

When I was in Jamaica in 1999. My friend went into a store and bought a bag of Jays potato chips.... the Jamaican dollar was 35 - 1 us dollar the cost of the chips was 350 Jamaican $5.00 us.. so travel more and you won't be do shocked

Anonymous said...

'Jays' potato chips? I don't think so. Could that be 'Lays'?....

Anonymous said...

LET THE DOG FIGHT BEGIN!! I heard that Arena is ready to take any punch Miss Leon has to throw. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, I told you Miss Leon, GOD don't like UGLY!!!

Anonymous said...

no honey JAYS in the blue and white bag... get out more. and I don't mean the closet

Anonymous said...

This blog has garnered a reputation for some of the most Hatful and and just over the top bull around... I have run into people who just have gotton totally turned off by some of the writing here and not by Anthony per say .... It just shows somw of the true character of some of thoase in the community and why being dl is so much preferable to being an out gay!!!

Anonymous said...

What? Being in the closet better than acknowledging your truth self? Good grief. What does being bitchy in this forum has anything to do with acknowledging in the open your sexual preference?

Sorry to be annoyed at the previous comment. It just makes me mad when someone uses whatever excuse to be in the closet. It is just hurtful to others when you claim to be proud on the dl, while cheating your girlfriend/wife at home (those who go to a particular bar in Philaderphia know what I am talking about).

Anonymous said...

.. and the comment section of this blog is reknown for it's horrendous grammatical and spelling errors; usually by some upset queen.

What, pray tell, does being dl have to do with anything?

Anonymous said...

If I wanted a bitch I would want a real one

Anonymous said...

I am not in the closet yet i am not an out an out sissy . I like my life and my men nice easy and mellow. Queens keep up too much shit or haven't you been reading this blog?

Anonymous said...

You are not a sissy? Aren't you playing with men?

Anonymous said...

assholes on the blog, make your own blog to vent, complain and read.

Anonymous said...

That does not make one a sissy, or haven't uou updated your definitions.All of you would have more men in your lives if you acted like one!!! Oh sorry , then it would be an act... forgive me.

Anonymous said...

That does not make one a sissy, or haven't uou updated your definitions.All of you would have more men in your lives if you acted like one!!! Oh sorry , then it would be an act... forgive me.

Anonymous said...

Assholes ... well everybody has one , just depends on how you use it!!!!

Anonymous said...

The funny thing about the DL brothas is THEY'RE ONLY DL IN THEIR MINDS! You can clock them around corners and through walls. Please. Timbs, fitteds and jerseys don't hide the real deal.

Gimme a gay masculine man any day. Keep that DL drag show nonsense for BET and the morons who watch it. :-)

Anonymous said...

Don't care whether he is masculine or femenine, but true to himself. All that dl bullshit is another way to be in the closet. Poor guys, too afraid to be with their real feelings; too afraid to be real humans. At least in California they are now required to tell all their sexual activities before marrying their only girl.

Anonymous said...

Don't hate... Oh I forgot that's what this blog is all about!

Anonymous said...

What is BET?

Anonymous said...

Just for the record although it is not a serious matter. I prefer Jay's Potato Chips to Lay's. They are tastier.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Who can tell me what is BET?

Anonymous said...

Black Intertainment network duhhh.. Where you been????

Anonymous said...

Black Entertainment Television, owned by Viacom, based in Washington DC, formerly owned by Johnson, who was planning a startup airline, which never materialized. spell check please.

Anonymous said...

I heard the real owner of Miss Leon's new disco got shot in front of the disco on Saturday night by some hip/hop boys he put out of the hip/hop concert he was having at the disco. Hummmmm, how do you spell danger,
1. Drag queens and show on Friday
2. Hip/hop show on Saturday
3. Drag queens and show on Sunday
4. Mix up of nights, priceless

Anonymous said...

Black Entertainment Television? Never heard of it. Thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

It also goes by the name Black Embarassment Television.

Anonymous said...

laughing at you black men. no wonder that 3world dr boi called you all niggas.

Anonymous said...

yes i'm a black man just in case don't want you to blame the white guys for that comment.