A big then and now for this famed punk spot. CBGB is now a John Varvatos churning out $150 shirts a la the Bowery which is for sale and quickly selling…out.

The New York Times memoralizes the old venue and crowd change ” it was clear from the tanned, cheek-kissing clientele and the whiff of expensive tequila that this was no CBGB.”

I Loved New York can simply says gross.

(image one: CBGB website, image two: the Shophound)