News Internet Software Company Buying the Croc?
posted by January 14 at 15:23 PMon
From an article in last Friday’s Seattle Times:
A deal to sell the Crocodile Cafe, the legendary nightclub that closed last month, may be in its final stages. Groupee Venues today applied to take over the Crocodile’s liquor license, according to the Washington state Liquor Control Board.
Stephanie Dorgan, who ran the Crocodile from 1991 to last December, could not be reached for comment.
Listed on the liquor application as partners are Edward H. O’Neill, Rose Mary H. O’Neill, Lori L. Hope and Robert N. Hope. All except the latter are listed as Groupee employees on the company’s Web site.
“I have no comment at this time,” said Lori Hope. Asked if her group had purchased the Crocodile, she said, “I cannot confirm or deny that.”
According to Groupee’s Web site: “Groupee, Inc. (formerly Infopop Corporation) is a privately held company based in Seattle, Wash. We have over 10 years experience in software development and enterprise hosting for online communities. Our customer list includes: Discovery Communications, Warner Brothers, Scripps, Rodale, The Weather Channel, Financial Times, Mattel, Ubisoft, The Home Shopping Network, Military.com and Xerox. Our enterprise hosting operation currently serves hundreds of millions of page views per month.”
Our lines have been in the water for the past couple weeks, but all we’ve pulled up is unsubstantiated rumors. This is the most specific info about the impending Croc that we’ve heard thus far. Stay tuned.