Future Of Club Where DIMEBAG Was Gunned Down Is Up In The Air

December 17, 2004

Jordan Gentile of The Other Paper reports: Even as they mourned the death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott last week, metal fans around Columbus, Ohio quietly began fretting about the future of another icon: the Alrosa Villa.

They fear the nightclub that witnessed last week's shootings could soon fall victim to devastating civil lawsuits and a lack of business.

And it appears Alrosa owner Rick Cautela shares those concerns. Asked Monday whether his club had a future, Cautela said, "I don't know. I just don't know."

He insisted that he and his staff "didn't do anything wrong" on the night of the shootings but said his lawyer advised him against further comment.

Cautela's friends are rallying to his defense. They say Alrosa's longtime owner — the self-proclaimed "Rock and Roll Reverend" who has provided the city's undiscovered talent with opportunities to shine—cares deeply for his customers and the bands that have played his club.

Dan Dougan, owner of Little Brother's, said Cautela was shaken by the events of Dec. 8, when a Marysville metal fan named Nathan Gale killed Abbott and three others before being shot dead by a police officer. Read more.

(Thanks: Kevin Montavon)

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