For Cambridge’s 11-year-old All Asia Café, the afterlife will feel a bit like VALHALLA.
Back in December, MIT unveiled a five-story University Park expansion project that would swallow up All Asia Café and other businesses in the building strip and replace it with a $100 million research center. After that news broke, All Asia owner MARC SHULMAN vowed to re-open the restaurant and live music venue he owns and operates with his wife Patty Chen somewhere within Central Square.
All Asia Cafe, Cambridge's home to such performances as Ryanhood tearing shit up back in 2004 (as pictured above), we hardly knew ya.
Well, we kinda did, actually, but it was via the view from Mass Ave as we walked back and forth from Middlesex to Sandman Square. Still, always sad to lose a live music venue, as according to this article from MIT's The Tech newspaper, All Asia will fall victim to a proposed University Park expansion that will swallow up a row of buildings, also including the Cambridgeport Saloon
If the holiday lights hung over Harvard Avenue in Allston and along Central Square in Cambridge didn't get you all rocked out for the season, then Polk Records is here to shove some aural yuletide cheer down your Baileys Irish Cream-coated throat.
Head Polkster Albert Polk is not only throwing Polkfest 4, a 40-band, two-day all-ages local music fest at All Asia Cafe on Dec.