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Old Posted Jan 21, 2007, 10:18 AM
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Copa loses cabana for the third time


The Copacabana nightclub on the West Side will be demolished to make way for an extension to the No. 7 train line, but its owner has vowed to reopen in a new home.

"We aren't closing," said owner John Juliano, who has to vacate the building by July1. "I mean, maybe we have to renovate a new space. That may take some time, but we're coming back."

The first Copa opened in 1941, and the one on W. 34th St. near the Jacob Javits Convention Center is its third incarnation. Barry Manilow immortalized the club in his 1978 song "Copacabana."

"And it still is the most famous name in the world," Juliano said.


Jonathan Lemire and The Associated Press
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