Alan Fox gives a sneak peek on what’s next for New Jersey gay nightlife!

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Alan Fox File photoIf you’ve been a nightclub-goer in New Jersey for the past couple decades, then you definitely know Alan Fox! From his legendary days at The Colosseum, to his nights at The Cage in Hoboken, Alan took a few minutes to talk to Entertainment Editor Cookie about his memories of the past, where he sees New Jersey nightlife going, and what he has coming up for New Jersey clubgoers.
 
 
Alan, thanks so much for taking time off from renovations to talk to me! We will all definitely miss The Cage! Tell me about your final night?
It was great, very well attended!! Indeed The Cage will be missed, It’s unfortunate that we had to close; business had not been up to par, and closing was truly a business decision.. It’s all bittersweet; I will miss The Cage, It was like the “Gay Cheers”, lots of fond memories! Thankfully, we have established some great and lasting friendships, and  I so looking forward to my new challenge, the restaurant to come in September and a few gay nights next door (to the space formerly occupied by The Cage) at Lana Lounge.
 
FEATURE Harmonica Sunbeam ladderSo now you have moved onto Lana Lounge. What do you have planned for everyone at the new place?
Lana Lounge is a gorgeous space. We are there Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Happy Hour all three nights, Monday nights is Ladies night… however, all are welcome. The men and ladies
mingle well in Hoboken. Tuesday it’s “Take It Off Tuesdays” with The Queen Of Comedy Harmonica Sunbeam and Wednesday is “Dress Rehearsal” with Club Diva & Recording Artist Anthony Lamont and guest DJ’s such as Mike Cruz and Frank Lamboy, just to name a few. Of course Anthony always brings it with his unique New York City Club style, being the “man in a dress with a goatee”!
 
So many of us remember you from the legendary days of the Colosseum. What are some of your best memories of those days?
Ah… the Colosseum; That was a great Time! have many fond memories of Colosseum too many to mention. I made some wonderful bonds with some awesome people who I’m still in contact with today.
 
Atlantic City is coming back now with Prohibition opening in Resorts Casino, and word of some other gay places coming. Any thoughts on the resurgence of “Gay ” Atlantic City?
That’s terrific! Who does not like going To Atlantic City for a quick getaway? I used to go often during my Colosseum days actually; loved Studio Six! Not to mention the gambling and eating, I’m there!
 
If you had to sum it up,what do you think caused the decrease in NJ gay nightlife?
I strongly believe that the Internet has a lot to do with it and of course lately the economy; it’s much easier to get a date via the Internet these days – at least so I hear! (laughs)
 
When you’re not working like crazy at Lana Lounge, where can we find you letting your hair down? (so to speak)
Quietly at home doing chores and relaxing. Going out to dinner and spending quality time with friends.
 
In general,where do you see gay nightlife in New Jersey going?
Gay nightlife in New Jersey will continue as usual with it’s ups and downs like everything else. As a community, we have become somewhat mainstream, we are comfortable going almost anywhere and being who we are. I feel gay nightlife needs to be an entertainment experience… [with] sound, lights, and action with lots going on. We seem to bore easily.
AlanFox1If you’ve been a nightclub-goer in New Jersey for the past couple decades, then you definitely know Alan Fox! From his legendary days at The Colosseum, to his nights at The Cage in Hoboken, Alan took a few minutes to talk to Entertainment Editor Cookie about his memories of the past, where he sees New Jersey nightlife going, and what he has coming up for New Jersey clubgoers.