The last poster was kind enough to post a couple pics. In the post, it was mentioned that they weren’t sure when Scorgies closed. For the record, it was July 9th, 1994. Technically it was about 4:30AM July 10th.
I Was, sadly, the last person to exit the place and lock the doors for the last time. I was the last Manager of the vaunted Rochester social landmark known as Scorgies. Don walked out ahead of me, and I turned the key for the very last time. It was an extremely sad day for me, and this is really tough. I don’t really feel like getting in to it right now, but sometime soon when I am in better spirits, and have more time…I’ll return and post some thoughts and stories.
I was deeply saddened, when on November 21st at a dinner for my current job… that old Rochester bars came up. It started with a Wayne County fellow mentioning the old Dolphin out in Sodus Point. When I mentioned the good-old days of Scorgies, I was told of the big article in the paper and the upcoming reunion. That was Friday Nov. 21st at 9pm. That weekend I went online, and much to my chagrin…I found this site.
This pained me beyond words. My wife and some close friends witnessed me moping for days. You see, every 6 months for the past decade, I do a Google search for “Scorgies”. And you rarely find anything of substance related to our old haunt. I do it b/c there is one period of my life I reallllly wish I had more connection to. More old pics, old memoribilia, etc. For some reason, I collected little, and took even fewer pics. A lesson I learned that following year in 95. And from 95 on, I am a total picture nut. You usually won’t find me far away from at the very least, a disposable camera or my cell camera.
Anyways, somehow, in between the last time I had searched, and the weekend of NOV 21st….ALL OF THIS HAPPENED!!! And it pains me tremendously, that I missed this reunion. Was Tommy there? Did Don and Eileen attend? Did Shaff or Big Pat come out of the woodwork? How bout Charlie? Last I heard, he was in Atlanta. UGGGGGGGGGGGGH!!
Anyway, I’ll be back. Just typing this much has made me terribly melancholy. I miss Luke like you wouldn’t believe, it was hard seeing his pic and reading your rememberances. I’ll share a bunch of Luke memories, some Don stories, etc…at a later date.
How bout the infamous Elvis Costello story?!?! Has that made it’s way on to the site anywhere? How about a copy of the famous Rolling Stone Article, from what, 1983? As part of my Google searches over the years I have attempted on multiple occasions to contact Rolling Stone to find the article, with no response. Hell, I’ve even contacted Freetime about 3 times in the hopes of getting copies of Old Scorgies ads…and no one ever gets back to me.
Anyway, please comment, and I will return!