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Is Edge really opening on Friday?

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SATURDAY UPDATE: Well, they did it. The Edge opened and Kim Kardashian showed up. Here’s a report from today’s issue of The Bee. The most interesting piece of info: The club will now be closed for two weeks, so it can be finished.

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7:40 P.M. FRIDAY UPDATE: Well, Kim’s Twitter now says she’s Fresno bound. You can get more updates at fresnobee.com, courtesy of reporter Denny Boyles — including how the temporary Edge sign got put up backwards at first.

As of 20 minutes ago, I heard the doors still hadn’t opened, even though they were supposed to be open at 6 p.m

5 P.M. FRIDAY UPDATE: We’re an hour away from The Edge’s grand opening and the question is still the same — Is it really opening? Further: Is Kim Kardashian really going to be there? According to her Twitter, it’s looking not so good. She’s saying she has the flu. Hmmm.

And remember: The City of Fresno also needs to give the club a final sign off.

THURSDAY UPDATE: The Edge’s opening is back on, per owner Kirk Vartanian, who The Bee is reporting worked out the permit issues with the city. Construction is going on again and “we’re going to work all night long,” Vartanian said. “It’s going to be the best event Fresno ever had.”

The City of Fresno, however, has issued a statement that the opening is not guaranteed, and final approval would still be required. Elsewhere, Edge promoter/DJ Jimmy Martinez says in the comments of this post that tickets will now cost $25 for the first 500.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Things get worse for Edge — ABC 30 is reporting that the city ordered work to be stopped at the nightclub because its permits are not up to date. Further, the report says, the location has a $60,000 unpaid water bill that needs to be paid before new permits would be issued. Again we ask: Is this place opening on Friday? Magic 8-ball says: “Doubtful.”

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TUESDAY: Because Granite Park is that freeway accident that I can’t help but stare at, I spent some time this morning checking the status of the once-Cabo Wabo and soon-to-be Edge.

As you might recall, Edge is supposed to having its grand opening on Friday night (with super duper famous guests Kim Kardashian, DJ Vice and Robert Shapiro) … but I couldn’t help but think this morning that the place doesn’t look close to being ready. Especially when you consider it’s aiming for Las Vegas elegance — and asking people to pay $50 and $100 for tickets on Friday.

If you’re asking people for $100, or $50, just to walk through the door, shouldn’t you be doing walk-throughs by now?

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Maybe Kirk Vartanian is going to have people working ’round the clock to have this thing done done in three days. Or maybe the Cabo Failo legacy will live on.

For fun, we’ve put together this little poll you should vote in:


Responses to "Is Edge really opening on Friday?"

mdub420 says:

I’m not hating, but I think it would be funny if it didn’t open up in time. Then the train wreck can last a little while longer.

However, I have a feeling it will open up, people will actually pay for the tickets, and everyone will boast about how it was the greatest night in the history of Fresno. So yeah, I chose the first one. It’s not going to be the greatest night in the history, but the people that go will claim that it was, especially if they hook up with some a$$.

bradley says:

it will not open, jimmy martinez will inexplicably have a broken hand, and 8 guys in affliction shirts will be out $50.

kris says:

iT’S GONNA BE WHACK! People will pay like dummies and walk into the old Cabo Wabo still looking like its old self minus the pictures of Sammy Haggar. Too bad DJ Vice is spinnig there,maybe if they domn’t open a local club should have Vice spin for the night!

Alana says:

I actually prefer Khloe, but that’s a different poll altogether.

I’m guessing it will open half-finished. A Kim K look-a-like will be there for ten minutes and all $150 of the money they made that night (including drinks) will be invested into stocking the toilet paper racks of the next Granite Fail project on the list.

turdle hater says:

This is hilarious. Milt didn’t pay his water bill, and now the Edge cannot open. Kirk has to go through all of the permitting processes and all that. It will be months before it opens, if it ever does! Milt Barbis just outdoes himself constantly.
Is there anyone in Fresno he has not screwed over? Can someone please get Barbis off of the streets before he does anymore damage. He is supposedly out of the picture, but yet he is still up to his old tricks.
And Jimmy Martinez. Shame on you. Everytime I see Kirk Vartanian on tv, you are attached to his hip like a child. With your matching Ed Hardy shirts. A little old for that, arent we guys?
And after not getting paid for the whole time you were at Cabo too! I guess you are trying to recoup the 2 months worth of your DJing fees after Milt didnt pay you. C’mon dude.
And now it happens again! You seem like a good guy Jimmy. Get it together

The TRUTH says:

LOL! Bradley, gotta give you some props on that one. I’ve actually done business with Jimmy and feel bad for the guy. He’s been screwed out of thousands of dollars from working at Cabo/Memphis Blues, thanks to good old Milt Barbis, but yet he’s fooled to think that Milt is not involved at all with the Edge or any other “Vartanian” projects. Anywho, we all know that they are not opening due to stupidity as we saw on the news. YIPPEE!! I for one do not like seeing crooked people succeed. Especially when a business is used to help support illegal activities.
If Vartanian pays off enough corrupt city officials I certainly hope Fresnans will have enough pride and integrity to stay away from The Edge, and also from any other of his and MIlt’s projects.

Stephen says:

If Khloe shows I’m shelling out $50 bucks and heading over to pour concrete right now!

Loves me some Khloe…

its ok. instead of paying that $50 or $100, you can pay $10 to see my band’s cd release block party this Saturday! http://www.myspace.com/patrickcontreras

wet towel says:

…I’d say that whoever chose the color combinaton in the first pict? needs to be shot…

(but the problem is this IS Fresno,
we’re talking Granite Park,
(and in that neighborhood?,
somebody very well COULD get shot…
-so I’ll keep that figure of speech to myself.)

Chef Mike says:

Who cares about the Kardashians, I always wanted to meet Robert Shapiro……..WTF?

Steph says:

With Fresno being 94 out of 100 for the Cities Hit Hardest By The Economy List, who the heck will want to pay $50-100 just to get in to a club?

floydy says:

i heard they’re having a tough time securing their mike’s hard lemonade permit.

Conlan says:

There Contreras goes again, capitalizing on the misfortunes of others to shill for himself.

Just kidding, of course. See you Saturday, dude.

But this whole Granite Park thing is profoundly depressing.

Michael says:

Permits? We don’t need no stinking permits!

told you guys the place was GHETTOE

hehehe

MsJoey says:

I taught him well!

LOL i like this , this is really funny ,

bradley says:

Pausing snark….

Well, Vartanian certainly has the deep pockets to pay the paltry $60,000 water bill. Updating permits can be shoved thorough pretty quickly as well.

the same deep pockets can afford to pay overtime for round-the-clock construction.

The desire to avoid embarrassment can be a powerful motivator, and its amazing what can be accomplished with enough money.

Just because you build it, does not mean anyone will come however.

Interesting to watch, that’s for sure, and all the controversy can only help the Edge.

mdub420 says:

haha, i clicked on Jimmy’s name which led me to his myspace. (anyone ever click on the real dave’s name, haha) On jimmy’s page, there’s a chick named Ms. JoJo that said she moved to Phoenix because it was boring in Fresno, LOL!! Her post gave a sense that she felt left out now that the Edge is opening in Fresno, haha.

blake says:

I was totally gonna go cuz I was told that the the celebrity guests were going to be
Paul Lynde, Soupy Sales,Sammy Hagar AND the kid from the Today Show who put a stick through his neck (see above post). Then I found out that it wasn’t true.

Instead, after I see Patrick’s show behind the Tower I’m going to see my band at Tokyo Garden cuz late-night Fresno summer local band sweetness is as sweet as it gets.

Come on out this Saturday night to Tokyo Garden!

JamesMichael says:

sad sad sad , even if they do open , no one is gonna show up.

brodiemash says:

Eff that! I don’t party without my Hard Lemonade from my buddy Mike! To this club I say “Good Day!”

lmfao says:

ok Bradleys comment was on point. “8 guys in Affliction shirts out $50.” Way to funny. Yeah that Jimmy Martinez should have demanded money the first night he played at Cabo. Who spins for 2-months with out getting paid. Im a DJ myself I do events sometimes without pay for the love of music, but when a place like Cabo was bringing in the money and people standing in line to get in, everyone needs to get paid. But Jimmy smells the money. I would be on Vartanians aka Mr. Deep Pockets hip as well if you know what I mean.

Problem is they broadcast the club opening and all the BS hype when its not going to ready by Friday. If it is, it is going to be very cheesy and half-ass. It takes months and months to set up a decent club in that capacity.

Christina says:

Hey quit picking on Jimmy Martinez!!! And if you cant afford the $50/$100 tix @ Edge come out to BLISS this Thursday…BEACH party!!! Next Thursday we got Felli Fel for FREE!!!!! No cover!!! Drink Specials!! $2 Coronas, $3 Mai Tais & $3 Sex on the Beach!!!

By the way, dress code has changed & very relaxed..flip-flops, tank tops, bikini tops & t-shirts!!!

And we should want Vartanian to succeed, DONT HATE!

Thanks for the idea Patrick! ;)

LOL LIKE I SAID , THIS THREAD IS FUNNY
And the best part of it is! I dont even own a Ed hardy hat! …. maybe i should get one.lmfao
people don’t really know my position in this place . it,s ok, better that way.

FIRST 500 PEOPLE IN THE DOOR ON FRIDAY IN FOR 25 $ NO JOKE
SEE YOU FRIDAY & God bless

Stephen says:

Well, the Edge SHOULD be able to hold 500 people, since there’s going to be absolutely nothing inside of it except wood scraps.

Hopefully Krikor Vartanian will be at the door to refund the poor saps who paid $100 or $50 to get in to set their drinks on Kim Kardashian’s heinie or to bug the hell out of Robert Shapiro with ‘Hey, you knew OJ did it, right? right???’

That Gurl says:

There is no room for growth amongst negativity. That’s what Fresno is. Full of negative people. I hear complaining all the time about how lame Fresno is and there’s nothing good going on ever. And yet when something new comes along it gets bashed like crazy! “No one is gonna show up” “It’s in a bad area” “It’s gonna be boring” “I’m tired of hearing about it” “I’m never going” “It’s gonna be a total failure” Ummmmm… HELLO!! Maybe it’s a good thing you aren’t gonna show because it’s people like you that can totally ruin a night and run a decent place into the ground.I had the best times ever at Cabo. One of best nights of my life happened there. Something I’ll rememeber forever. It didnt matter who was running it or how much money he had, or what famous person was gonna be there. It was the fact that I was surrounded by people who were cheering Fresno on. We all wanted the same thing. The sort of good time that made going out of town unnecessary. For those couple of months it felt like we lived in the city we all want Fresno to be. Change will only happen if we encourage it. So if you hate it so much here and see no hope for improvement then for as long as YOU are living here that will be the case. I’m Excited! Not just for the one night but for every night after that! I’m so there! When I’m old and sitting in my rocking chair I’m gonna reminisce about how I saved my pennies to go to the newest, hottest club in a town that would someday become all it was dreamt up to be…

Is it really going to be 25 bucks to get in friday now?

jimmy martinez says:

yes 25$ for the first 500
people who walk in the door then it goes back up to reg price
we will see you out on friday

i find it funny how some think they know my business when in all reality they have no idea.

im here just like the rest of the team. to do something positive for every one, i know how negative people in the city could be, i have experinced it time after time.

lets look at the positive, some one is doing something. your either part of it or your not.
we would love to have every one come out. however if you bring a negative vibe then its best you stay away. were workin around the clock to make this happen , any question text 916-296-3477 thank you and good night.

Alana says:

I, for one, have plenty of fun in Fresno.. hanging out in Tower and Downtown where I live, work and play and don’t have to pay $50-$100 to get into some failed club that isn’t worth the dirt it’s standing on.

Just saying.

Mike Oz says:

Respectfully, Jimmy, I’ve asked you a few questions that you haven’t answered.

But since you seem to be engaging people here, I’ll ask again:

- After the big grand opening, what happens at The Edge?
- Say on a typical Thursday night or Saturday night?
- What’s the regular cover going to be?

That Gurl says:

I totally agree. There’s a ton of different things to do in this sweet town of ours. And some things don’t cost any money at all! But some places do.And we all make personal decisions as to what we spend our money on. If you don’t wanna pay to get into club edge then don’t go. Or wait till you find some extra change in your couch cushions and see what all the fuss is about. That’s kinda my plan! :) Why not give something new a chance? Everyone is making such a huge deal about this ONE night. After Friday there will be set-in-stone plans for what’s gonna happen in the future. Do we really need all the details this very moment? How will that affect your decision? And let’s say that this club is only open for this one night. Who cares! The fair only comes once a year. We still go, don’t we? As far as I know Edge will be open long after opening. For how long? Who knows. But even if we only have something temporary at least we could say we tried it and supported those who worked their ass off for it. Blood sweat and tears… Don’t take it for granted. Some aren’t so fortunate.

extra sleezy says:

Does that Las Vegas style elegance mean the females at this club won’t be the same ones you see at Walmart the next day with their five kids?

Lindsey says:

I hate clubs, especially Fresno clubs…

but honestly, why would somebody be so stupid as to pay $50-$100 just to see some douche Guido’s with popped collars? If I wanted to see that, I’d walk into Abercrombie. **shudders**

Carrie says:

The people who are in charge of hiring new staff at this club are unprofessional.

mdub420 says:

Like Fresno Beehive star poster, Stephen, once said, Barbis always finds a way. He’s always able to get out of tough jams. You see the guy on the news with his Ipod, laughing it up with the Syrian Barbarian, and casually walking into city hall as if there’s no problems at all.

The guy owes $5,000,000 in city loans and he’s at city hall laughing it up, with no worries of city officials asking him to pay back the loan.

Yeah, I understand the city is invested in this thing and wants to see it succeed. Hate him or love him, looks like Barbis will continue to escape tough situations and come out on top.

Stephen says:

…no matter HOW long he has to serve in the Federal Pen…man’s gonna come out on top.

mdub420 says:

You’re probably right like always, but seeing him in city hall last night gave me this sense that he’s untouchable. deals, deals, deals, he worked out a deal with the city, deals this, deals that. I get a feeling a deal will be worked out with the Feds. I’m tired of seeing weasels always getting away, and people continuing to support them.

in a perfect world, the city would have said, screw you, pay the $60K up front. Get all the necessary work done before you open up the club. Now they will be holding their breath, hoping he makes the next payment in their payment plan. what a bunch of BS.

kris says:

Awesome! HAHA! So true…..

Claire says:

Ok, so I’m not a ‘club’ kind of person. First, I’m far too old and I’m sure I wouldn’t get past the door since I do tend to keep the goods covered in an appropriate fashion. So I can’t get bent out of shape one way or the other about some club.
I just really would like to know why this Jimmy fellow is claiming that the new club is doing something ‘positive’ for Fresno. Let’s face it, one does not open a club with the idea of doing something ‘positive’. One opens a club with the hopes of making some major money.

jimmymartinez says:

Friday grand opening: first 500 people in the door for only 25 $

if you cant make it, no prob.
Saturday cover charge is 10$
i will give more information, when it is available for the public

we are working very hard over here to deliver a amazing event, yet some try to find negativity in that. i am not here to bad mouth anyone. i keep those kind of comments to myself, unlike others.

who cares weirdos, 25 bucks to see kim kardashian is cool and jimmy martinez is an awesome dj

(the area is still ghettoe though, hehehe)

Michael says:

Given the fact that the entire history of the place has been negative, I’m not surprised that the public persona of the place continues to be that.

floydy says:

…god bless.

RGM says:

I hate to see anyone lose money and fail with what The Edge is doing but if things were done right and this was organized from jump and promoted well and the economics laid out so that a $10 cover was charged and free comps allowed and more towards “everyone going” then it would have been less risky and have a better chance for the long term. With out proper consulting very fast I dont see good things to come from the project. Its like having your arm chopped off and putting a band-aid on it to stop the bleeding.I have yet to see anyone with promotional experience, club, concert or high end entertainment experience anywhere around the project at any leval of it….However I do wish Kirk the best and hope he opens and gets through tonight.

You know who I am Jimmy says:

You disappoint me, Jimmy. I know you need the money, but to sell your soul to the devil?! We all make bad decisions in life but we should have enough integrity NOT to work for those who involve themselves with illegal activities.
I wish you the best of luck my friend, outside of The Edge. As for “The Edge”, I can only hope and pray for it’s failure. Cheers to those Honest, true businessmen and may fortune come to you and not to those who are not.

Ex Granite Park worker, like you don't know who I am?! says:

FIrst of all, “Gurl” I will simply say, I am no hater. I love to see businesses in Fresno succeed. However, this statement only applies to those businesses that are legit and owned and operated by those that are legitimate and honest businessmen.
Had you been a part or associated with Granite Park then you would know where all the negativity is coming from and why. I for one, unfortunately, was a employee of Granite Park. The third one hired to be exact. Now you all know who I am. Hey Milt, I’ll send you a care package, and if you’re thinking about threatening me or sending someone after me, DO IT!
Let’s get back to this “Gurl”. Obviously you work for the Edge or know someone who does. Anyone involved with Milt Barbis is a crook in my eyes. Anyone involved with him has to know all the illegal activities he has done and will continue to do, so why be in business with him or support him in anyway. Why would you want to support those who have caused this city and so many people a great deal of suffering, mostly financially.
There is so much more I could write and tell you, Gurl, but I’ll wait for Os to contact me and he can put in the BEE and you can all read the truth about Granite Park. hint

MsJoey says:

Not to be confused with Ms Joey!

Tony Blanco says:

Well if it happens great if it does not then please will the City just take back the land and get the money back. Between hearing the Gov. yesterday say the state is broke, How or why would anyone want to support or give money to a company that is part of the Fresno’s money problem. Can someone just stand up and yell that ripping off the City for millions and then think not paying workers,and building without permits is just one more reason everyone thinks I can do what ever I want cause I have money and rules don’t count for me!

Just getting tired and fed up with con artists and polticans who all line their pockets with money and dont stand accountable for anything.

Can we just help support real workers and artists that will help support both the City and State get back on track and stop burning money on people who have money. These jerks who dont stand accountable will not make Fresno a better place just a laughable place in the media.

mdub420 says:

Never, you would never go out like that.

Turdle Hater says:

Tony Blanco has the right idea. It is not about hating someone that is trying to be successful. Itis about someone ripping off the citizen of this community, and the city/state/construction companies/employees.
No one is holding these people accountable (Milt Barbis, Howard Young). To echo Mdubs comment, and to see Milt Barbis’ fat face at city hall yucking it up with Vartanian is just insulting. I wanted to throw something through the tv. He has got some audacity to be at city hall, of all places, and just be laughing it up with his stupid gym shorts and Ipod. And if he gets away with all that he has done to this community, that would be a crime, and our city officials would be the guilty ones.
And the roller coasters are still in storage right?……Milt wouldnt lie about something like that. They didnt get reposessed at all. Maybe they are being refurbished and will be back and set up next month.
And this goes out to Jimmy.I do believe you are a good DJ, and I know you are loving all of this attention, but stop being a sellout. And the comment was about the Ed hardy shirt, not hat.

floydy says:

god bless guys.

parkbench says:

Robert Shapiro? Seriously?
I remember when the whole FSU point shaving thing was going on and ol’ Slick Krikor announced OJ’s lawyer was representing him. End of investigation. But I think his brother still got thrown under the bus.

Man, I wouldn’t go anywhere near these skeevy Fresno wannabes.

Abel E. Jimenez says:

BREAKING NEWS: Kim Kardashian reports on Twitter, she IS coming tonight, flu or not. Check out her Twitter page for more info.

MsJoey says:

No, I would not! I’m way too cool!

Joan Obra says:

Yikes. Mike Oz’s post about protecting the good people of Fresno from airborne viruses was prophetic, after all.

Let’s hope she doesn’t have swine flu…

Stephen says:

My friends were there and say it was packed. Jimmy was a bit off about cover being just $10 dollars today, since it’s closed for 2 weeks to get the stuff hammered out.

Fresno loves celebs, and Kim K certainly qualifies in Fresno’s mind, so I’m not surprised at the crowd, no matter how much folks paid or didn’t pay. The pub had been so large on this (even negative pub is pub) it was pretty solid to draw big numbers. Hopefully Krikor made enough tonight in bar to pay all the employees and cover some more of Milt’s utility bills.

And I gotta figure Robert Shapiro’s visit was coordinated by Kirk just so Milt would get a free consultation. Does Shapiro handle federal criminal cases?

JIMMY MARTINEZ says:

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I DONT CARE ABOUT ALL THE ATTENTION AS MUCH AS YOU DO WHO HAVE TO KEEP BRINGIN ME UP!.
I AM HERE TO GIVE YOU INFORMATION AS IT IS AVAILABLE. AND TO INVITE YOU TO A EVENT THAT BELIEVE OR NOT HAS TAKEN A LOT OF TIME ESPECIALLY AROUND THE CLOCK FROM NOT ONLY ME BUT A LARGE TEAM WHO DO HAVE THE SAME VISION AS I DO.

FOR WHO EVER YOU ARE WHO HAS TO HIDE BEHIND A SCREEN TO TALK ABOUT ME. BUT WILL NEVER COME UP TO ME AND TALK TO ME IN PERSON. SELL OUT ? YOU KIDDING ME ?
I AM VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT I DO AND VERY GRATEFUL TO BE DOING IT. AND IT SHOWS EACH AND EVERYDAY. WHETHER I HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR A 20 HOUR STRETCH IN 3 – 4 SHOWS. I STILL TRY TO DELIVER THE SAME ENERGY
AS IF I DID 1 SHOW A NIGHT. I NEVER LET IT GO TO MY HEAD, I AM NO DIFFERENT THAN YOU. MY FOCUS IS ON A DRIVE TO SUCCEED.
PEOPLE APPRECIATE WHAT I DO. AND BECAUSE I DONT SIT HERE HATING ON YOUR SUCCESS AND IM MORE FOCUSED ON THEESE 2 QUESTIONS

1- HOW CAN I IMPACT OTHERS IN A POSITIVE WAY DOING WHAT I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT

2- HOW CAN I TAKE MY CAREER AND BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL ?
AND THAT’S PROBABLY WHY I AM THE ONLY DJ IN FRESNO WHO CAN LIVE OFF OF PLAYING RECORDS ;)

SO SERIOUSLY LEARN TO SUPPORT OTHERS. AND GET OUT OF YOUR NARROW MINDED THINKING. LIFE IS MUCH BETTER THAT WAY. GOTTA GET SOME REST NOW CAUSE I HAVE TO DO I ALL OVER AGAIN IN 3-4 HOURS.

THANK YOU ALL WHO CAME OUT TO THE EDGE. I HAVE A BIG SHOW PLANNED NEXT FOR YOU. IT WILL BE HUGE. STAY IN THE LOOP TWITTER/JIMMYMARTINEZ

Fred S. says:

Its funny how it became a charity event at the last minute since it is the only way to get a liquor license. If anyone beleives that this was planned as a charity event, think again. Maybe we should take 50 percent of all sales (ongoing) from the club, and repay the city loan for 5 million since the city is not making Milt pay for it. That would be a great charity for the people of this city. Maybe we could get some essential services back into the community, instead of letting Milt and Kirk live high on the hog and laughing it up at our expense.
It was pretty embarrassing watching Clint Olivier on kmph reporting the arrival of a “hollywood superstar”. Has nobody in Fresno ever seen a celebrity? She doesnt really even quality as a celebrity anyway. C’mon people.
And yes, I do beleive Milt is going to get his free consultation. Does anyone know if Barbis went to the opening party?

texsun_lefty says:

How cool is it that a relative of Dr Jack Kevorkian aka Dr Death shows up at the doorstep of a dying nightclub. I like her tenacity. Waiting six hours in line and then being turned away at the door when she discovers she is 19 yrs old. PRICELESS

MsJoey says:

um, it’s actually written $25.
stick to spinning and leave the hard stuff like writing and typing to us non-douchy types.

wet towel says:

…my god, they pulled it off…
just,
just,,,
my god!…
(tears come, orchestra swells,
birds sing,
dogs stop (mid dump)…)
the rain staves…
(oh wait, better not do THAT.)

…and with this one great fell swoop of cultural and real-estate reanimation,

the happy-tree vibrant land of Fresno
is saved…

(begins sobbing.)
…oh the humanity
(it’s just like the Hindenburg going down, only in reverse…
sob-sob…)

roll credits.

(…on to the next pathetic excuse for civic accomplishment…)

MsJoey says:

I think the point you fail to see is that the true Fresnans who care about growth and progress have no interest in “finding that extra change in our couch cushions” to go to a pseudo-club where all the hype lies in waiting for someone whose fame is built on a sex-tape.
True Fresnans don’t want to fund the pockets of a vapid non-celebrity rather we see the bigger picture.
Our money is better spent on a piece of art created by a local artist. Our time is better spent at the City Hall protesting the possiblity of losing the Fresno Film Commission.
Our efforts are better spent creating an amazing music festival known at The Fuse Festival where local musicians can showcase their “real” talents in front of a crowd who appreciate that their success came from hard work rather than from giving a half-tepid BJ for the world to see.
Those of us Fresnans who really want Fresno to “be all it dreamed it could be” don’t want our success to come on the platform of using sex and alcohol as the catalyst.
I assure you that those who hold vested interests in Fresno becoming greater than it already is, don’t see a Vegas lifestyle taking us to the top.

Claire says:

Jimmy, typing “loud” only furthers the douche rep. Really, it’s like you’re throwing a temper tantrum.
If you can’t see why people are annoyed with a club ( of all things) coming in and claiming to ‘save’ Fresno, you are living in a self indulgent bubble. These feelings are especially true when the skeevy owner is tied in with a man who robbed the city of more money than it can afford. This is even more true when they, obviously, lied to get a temporary liquor license. Charity? Really now.

You made some money off a gig, good for you. Let’s not pretend it was anything less than self serving.

JIMMY MARTINEZ says:

i did not realize i had caps on. I have em on for the program i use to dj , i just flipped the screens
and typed so i apologize for that one.
on another note?

self fulfilling ? you obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

lets just drop this whole subject already? seriously ….. what are you getting out of this ?
besides proving that you see Nativity in life ?

i’m done here. carry on if you wish
i do not have time to bicker back and forth with everyone who has an issue.
on another note despite what you heard and or about to hear. our event was successful a lot of people are now voicing there opinions on how they would have done a better job? and so forth.

“Then why didn’t you ?”

god bless floydy………

Kim had a big bootee

and jimmy martinez is awesome, lots of energy and kept the beats goin, he is a positive for fresno

couchlock says:

Kudos to The Edge for pulling it off. I admit I had doubts. But unlike Barbis, Vartanian said he was going to do something, and he did it. That’s a good thing for Granite Park and for Fresno. Not exactly my scene, but it’s all good economically.
Given all the crap Martinez got in these comments, an all-caps told ya so (and a fairly dignified one) was in order.

MsJoey says:

Hey Jimmy, as PR/Promter for Patrick Contreras, I am personally inviting you to the Patrick Contreras Band’s CD release party tonight.

There will be no big Hollywood names, the fee is only $10 to get in, and it is all about promoting a local musician who’s agenda is to kick off the local music scene here in Fresno.

I understand that it may make you uncomfortable as no one is making big money on this, but the community as a whole has come together to support him and I guarantee NOT ONE PERSON has bad mouthed this event as it is a positive step in reinforcing the good vibe in Fresno.

As someone who is deeply invested in Fresno, I would be honored if you came and saw what it is like to sell out a venue without involving crooks, scam artists or stealing money from Fresno and giving it to sleazy women whose fame is built on sex(no matter how hot she is, DAYUM!).

Tower Theatre parking lot
6pm til 10pm
for more info call 213-6021

If you truly mean what you say about caring for Fresno, you’ll be there.

Claire says:

The place made (questionable) money for one night. I wouldn’t call that success. Only time will tell. Hardly worth an “I told you so”. If The Edge is still running in the next 18 to 24 months, then that is a good time to state “I told you so”.

I did not write self fulfilling… I wrote self indulgent ( very different).

The only “nativity” I see is right around Christmas.

wet towel says:

(claire)

you just gave me a really bad vegas-vision of a creche…

Baby Jesus with a cigar,
Mary and Joseph all hung over,
-and the three wise men were ‘past age,’ topless show girls with lots of feathers bent up and fallen out…
(Granite Park just fit beautifully for the stable…)

…not sure I can exactly say thank-you for that, hon.

Claire says:

LOL, Towel…. and I’m thinking the Angel should be Elvis.

Turdle Hater says:

Jimmy, I know you are a good DJ, and on a personal level, you are alright too.
But to continue to work for these clowns after what Milt Barbis has done to everyone involved in this project,(including you), as well as the city of Fresno does not sit well. Thats why I said you were a sellout.
I guess I cant blame you. Everyone needs to make a living, and you have to try and recoup what you had lost from Cabo. I heard that Barbis did not pay you the whole time you worked there? Not sure if that is true. You’re not the only one. I just hope the same thing doesnt happen again to you.

Steve says:

aaahhh Fresno the place where negativity is suppose to be cool. Mike oz and his followers all wanted the edge to fail.Instead of supporting a new Fresno club all you people do is tear it down and hope for failure.I don`t get you people.By the way The Edge was packed dispite what you haters wanted

thank you for that Steve. I am glad someone has a differn’t point of view in here. a lot of people claim to know me or about me. which i find surprising with all the false info they give.
here is a live mix i did @ springtini w elements
its a mixture of all music formats that i play in the clubs. free for all to download
thank you for your support & God bless

http://www.sendspace.com/file/9munjv

well thank you for that. and yes i am fully paid from the whole cabo deal. download my free mix and enjoy. hope you can come out to next show

Heather says:

I have no idea who Jimmy Martinez is, but clearly this thread is the greatest opportunity for promotion he’s ever had.

I think someone owes the Beehive a thank you.

mdub420 says:

Hey Mike Oz, do you any mixes done by you available for download? I would like to download if possible.

MsJoey says:

I agree Heather and I love how he only commented on the one person who gives him props.
He completely ignored my invitation….which I fully expected.

i didnt see your comment till today, also it is kinda akward how you send me a invitation right after you send this ? “um, it’s actually written $25.
stick to spinning and leave the hard stuff like writing and typing to us non-douchy types.”

MsJoey says:

What’s funny about that? I can’t invite you because I bagged on your horrible inability to articulate the english language?
If that was the case, we wouldn’t have had many folks there.
Keep up with the ‘hive, pal. You’ll see we are an equal opportunity bunch of snobs. We all pretty much eviscerate one another on a daily basis then kiss and make up.
If you can learn to play with the big kids, you’ll be invited to our cool parties more often!

Mike Oz says:

Nothing recent. I should make somethin’ though. If I do, I’ll let you know.