Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Reprieve for Mother-In-Law lounge
Betty Fox, daughter of the late Antoinette K-Doe and current proprietor of Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law lounge, has changed her mind about closing the legendary club. Last week Fox announced she would be closing the club, but has apparently changed her mind. She plans to hold a fundraiser on July 4 with BBQ chicken, red beans & rice and live music by Guitar Lightnin' Lee. Obviously Fox has had a difficult time keeping the club going and it's future certainly depends on how effectively the community unites behind it. Unfortunately well-intentioned businesses like this that hang by a thread, constantly avoiding bankruptcy, usually end up going out of business permanently. Let's all hope this doesn't happen to Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law lounge. Tonight (June 30) at 10 p.m. CST to Fox will be a guest on WWOZ during a K-Doe tribute hosted by A.J. Rodrigue.