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A long running venue, and a favorite space I visited often in the late 1980's and early 1990's, the club was lost to a devastating fire on April 12, 2005. It did not rebuild or reopen on the original site or in a new location. The Cartwheel was a unique space, with multiple levels, a big dance floor with great music and lights, great drag shows, a video lounge (one of the first), an outdoor patio, a restaurant and a lovely piano bar. It opened by most accounts in the early 1970's, but was actually open for gay business in the 60's by some who recall it's glorious past.
"Inside, the former stone tavern was all white with old wooden beams, until a glitzy high-tech '70s disco was installed; the outside dancing was on gravel, and while the Cartwheel couldn't match New York or Philly clubs for sleekness, it had its own rustic cool and an eclectic crowd."
"I Partied at the Cartwheel" a Facebook Group
Story About the 2005 Fire
Site Showing Map of Cartwheel Site (& Proposed Development News)
Realtor Website (Contains Photos After the Fire)
Miss Demeanor "Remember Me This Way" 1997 Performs at the Cartwheel
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