成姆斯特丹何去何从？When, Why & How Long….
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The end of July will mark the closure of many of the clubs in the Poly Center
– that after the departure of well loved clubs like Xiongmao, DOJO and Morning House Jiuyanqiao, became the epicenter of Chengdu’s underground scene.
The Poly Center opened in late 2013 and stretches between the Kehua North Road and the United States Consulate.
The complex holds a number of shops, bars, apartments and offices, but it’s A-Block that houses most of the notorious nightlife haunts.
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Why are they closing down the clubs and for how long?
Most places (those with correct business licenses, which we hear is not all) have been informed they will have to close for a month. A similar 2 months shutdown happened in the summer of 2014, although this time most venues aren’t hopeful they will be allowed to reopen.
Helen’s has already been closed for a month (already re-opened in ), and .TAG hopes to re-open in August. On July 27th, the team behind NASA will start their pop-up project as part of something “bigger and better” down by the TV tower.
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“Chengdu Underground Vibes” by Toast City Productions, devoting 5 minutes to Poly Center as “heartbeat of Chengdu’s underground scene”
Why is this happening?
There has been no official statement, but the familiar tinkle of balloon canisters hitting the 21st floor, the hallways littered with flyers, stickers and graffiti and the general stress on the elevators, not intended to carry that many people all contribute to the general feeling of sleaze in the building.
We also shouldn’t forget that the Poly Centre is also home to a plethora of lifestyle businesses; restaurants, pubs, VR, design/ dance studios, gyms, etc – let’s hope that they’re here to stay.
We can’t ignore that much of the best nightlife, underground dance and music came from the Poly Center over the past few years, and many of us will be sad to see it go away; walking out of the Poly Center, with the sun rising, ears ringing from the bass with a new friend in tow is something utterly Chengdu..