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PJ Stough

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What is this place a lounge/club?
Restaurant. bar club. Most nights they had either karaoke, or a three-piece band, but a month or so ago the leader of the band died, and but the other two carried on. The whole time this lady owned the place it has been one struggle after another, and I believe she finally had enough.
 

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Restaurant. bar club. Most nights they had either karaoke, or a three-piece band, but a month or so ago the leader of the band died, and but the other two carried on. The whole time this lady owned the place it has been one struggle after another, and I believe she finally had enough.
For a while they offered membership certificates that some folks used to try and get reciprocal privleges at other bonafide yacht clubs - mostly for admission to their members only clubs and restaurants.

Sweet Darlene's popular restaurant and bakery closed a couple of years ago and the building was torn down after her kids decided they didn't want to continue the business. La Mesa RV bought out the Four Corners swapmeet several years back, laid down asphalt and made it into an RV sales lot, which has been vacant for the past two years. I guess it cost too much to transport all those RVs in and out of town from their other dealerships.

This year the Main Event swapmeet sold their seasonal vendor land to Terrible Herbst, who's almost finished building another truckstop.

Rice Ranch found their revenue was less than their tax bill, so they shut down everything north of Keuhn Ave. and reverted the land to agricultural status. This leaves Tyson Wells as the main remaining vendor area, and it was less than half full during Big Tent Week.

The Stagecoach Inn restaurant became a Chinese restaurant this year but couldn't afford to put up any new signs. Just a printed copy of the menu on the front door.

The QIA building desperately needs a new roof. So far their Gofundme campaign has raised $850 out of the $250,000 needed to replace it.

And Paul Winer, the naked bookseller died in 2019.

On the good news side, there are now about 20 Tesla charging stations behind the Carl's Jr, which was originally a Wendy's. I don't know if they're functional because every time I drove by they were all empty.

Times change. And not always for the better.
 

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A video of the previous owner singing a song about Quartzsite with Hot country the three piece band that played there until the lead player and singer died.
Also, for those who do not know a scene in the movie Nomadland was shot in the Yacht club.


Hot country:

More videos of the Yacht Club and Hot Country on Youtube.
 

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It is really, really hard for a business to be successful when they really only have 3-4 months to make any real revenue, and much of that comes in a single 2-3 week time frame. Add in an unforgiving summer climate and marginal infrastructure, and I am always amazed at the number of places that do survive.
 

PJ Stough

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It is really, really hard for a business to be successful when they really only have 3-4 months to make any real revenue, and much of that comes in a single 2-3 week time frame. Add in an unforgiving summer climate and marginal infrastructure, and I am always amazed at the number of places that do survive.
Also, as Lou mentioned Quartzsite has changed a lot in the last few years.
 

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The city has for many years tried to price themselves out of the market.. For many years I have heard talk of a move to Wickenburg for the big tent and vendors..>>>Dan
 

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Cloud's Jamboree rock and gem show was probably the first to abandon Q when the new overpass was built on the east side of town and the state appropriated some of their land for the road changes. Rather than try and find another place locally they relocated across from the Avi Casino near Bullhead City where they've been during the month of January ever since.

The city has for many years tried to price themselves out of the market.. For many years I have heard talk of a move to Wickenburg for the big tent and vendors.
It's hard to find a bargain when the city adds 10% or more sales tax to purchases, plus the fees, etc. the vendors have to pay for the privilege of selling there for those few weeks. I was looking at a new towbar at the Big Tent and the vendor recommended I have it shipped back home as he could offer me a much better price if I didn't take delivery there.
 

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It's hard to find a bargain when the city adds 10% or more sales tax to purchases, plus the fees, etc. the vendors have to pay for the privilege of selling there for those few weeks. I was looking at a new towbar at the Big Tent and the vendor recommended I have it shipped back home as he could offer me a much better price if I didn't take delivery there.
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This topic is provided to provide a chat area to make comments or ask questions if you are interested for the 2022 RV Forum Quartzsite Rally.When you have finalized travel plans and decided you will be camping with us at the Forum location if you will provide your names, Forum name, Home State, and arr/dep dates we will add you to to the 2022 RV Forum QZ Rally information.


Here is a LINK to the 2022 RV FORUM Quartzsite Rally Topic with information about the Rally and the QS area.


I will pick up the names of those who have said they are definitely coming.
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