Down the Street

Down the Street was a popular nightclub in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It opened in the 1970s under the name "Visions". The club was one of the state's first gay discos.[1] The name was changed because it was located down the street from other popular gay clubs. It housed a dance floor, bars, light shows, and of course, drag contests. The club even earned Asbury Park the nicknames "Gay riveria on the East Coast" and "the budget Cherry Grove." When Asbury Park declined in the 1980s all of the other clubs in the city closed or were razed. However, Down the Street managed to stay open, making it the oldest and longest operating gay disco in New Jersey's history when it closed in 1999.

Anybody's

In 2001 the abandoned club was re-opened as the chic gay bar Anybody's. The club was very popular, but met an untimely demise when the city demolished it under Eminent Domain in 2007. The website announced "Our last day of operation was June 24, 2006. The property has now been taken over under eminent domain for redevelopment."

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Coordinates: 40°13′02″N 74°00′14″W / 40.21736°N 74.00384°W / 40.21736; -74.00384


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