Nightlife News Round Up, January 13th, 2012

by Courtney McGowan · January 13, 2012

    Hoboken's St. Patrick's Day Parade has been CANCELLED, promoters (along with the rest of civilization) are done with the Kardashians, Soho House is opening in Chi-town and so much more in today's Nightlife News Roundup. - - - - - - 1. There is officially no reason to visit New Jersey. The Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled, according to the committee's website. The parade, traditionally held on the first Saturday of March, was every New Yorker's excuse to cross the Hudson and spend the night blacked out in a Jersey holding cell. The committee blames "the city of Hoboken’s inability to protect our spectators, bands and participants" for the decision.  I blame hat guy pictured above. [NJ]

    2.  Promoters have no desire to keep up with the Kardashians. After Kim K.'s divorce from that guy who played for the Nets, publicists and promoters are no longer interested in paying the E! harem for appearances.  Travis Bass, co-owner of Chinatown's Red Egg said,

    “I’d pay her $600,000 personally not to go to Red Egg.  Kim Kardashian would be crushing to us. We’d have a meeting Monday and talk about how that happened.”

    Travis Bass is officially the greatest person in the world. [NYPost]

    3.  Soho House is opening in Chicago. The midwest locale will open in the Fulton Market aread of Chicago, and will feature 50 rooms, a signature restaurant and a rooftop pool.  [HotelChatter]

    4.  Greenwich Village jazz club Blue Note has plans to open in the Meatpacking District. The Jazz club will be a three-floor venue located at 22 Little West 12th, featuring dining rooms and a small live music venue in the basement.

    "The late-night jam session in New York — we're hoping to reestablish that in this location," said Steve Bensusan, owner of Blue Note. [DNA]

    [Photo via]

    5.  Your nightclub should have a twitter account. If Heidi Montag can work a twitter, so can you.  Welcome to 2012 and get on the tweet-wagon.  Venues, check out these tips to successfully manage your social media.  The number one rule?  Keep it private.  [NMR]