Fine Line reopens Wednesday

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July 7, 2003 // UPDATED 10:57 am - April 30, 2007
By: Ellen Nigon
Ellen Nigon

After fire and water damage closed The Fine Line Music Cafe for more than four months, the 15-year-old music venue reopens Wednesday, July 9. The club at 318 1st Ave. N. caught fire after a pyrotechnic display went out of control.

Owner Dario Anselmo completely renovated The Fine Line to the tune of nearly $2 million. Although the layout is the same, the rest of the club is new. The once black and gray dcor is now beige and mocha brown with brushed metal accents. The mezzanine level bar is bigger and both upstairs and downstairs bar tops are concrete. Perhaps the most noticeable change will be the glass projection screens -- one in the middle of the club, and one at the entrance. The bathrooms have also been upgraded to include television monitors that air whatever Fine Line performance is currently on stage so customers "don't miss a beat."

The soft reopening will be celebrated July 9 with a benefit for the Station Nightclub Fire Relief Fund, which helps the victims and families of the Feb. 20 fire at The Station Nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. The evening will begin at 9 p.m. with performances by Lowen & Navarro and Scot Laurent. Tickets are $16 in advance and $19 the day of the show.

The grand reopening features another benefit on Thursday, July 24 featuring local 70s cover band Boogie Wonderland. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $6.