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The Starland Cafe closed Sunday night, but don’t expect bitter recriminations from the eatery’s investors. Rather, the group showed their appreciation to Starland owners Bill and Joan Danoff by coughing up more dough to send the couple to Ireland for a week’s stay in a country cottage, airfare included.
A brunch and live-music staple in the Palisades neighborhood for 10 years, the location will soon become part of the Capital Restaurant Concepts empire (Georgia Brown’s, J. Paul’s, Paolo’s, Old Glory, et al.). The closing-night group of neighbors and well-wishers were serenaded by Jon Carroll, Bill Danoff’s partner in his previous venture, the Starland Vocal Band. Carroll arrived from the Wammy Awards, which he left before hearing his name called as winner in the Pop/Rock Instrumentalist category.
No word yet where jazz drummer Brooks Tegler will take his Sunday-evening jam sessions.