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Nightlife vet Steve Lewis, 68, is recovering after having a brain tumor removed.
Lewis once operated famed venues such as the Palladium, Limelight and Club USA before designing clubs, including Brooklyn’s Good Room. He also received a brain artery bypass and a hip replacement.
A Go Fund Me, which has so far raised over $20,000, says that Lewis is “finally home and in good spirits, but there is still a long road ahead.”
Money raised will help “facilitate his recovery and also allow his wife and sole caregiver Michelle to get back to work.”
In acknowledging it’s a hard time for everyone during the pandemic, the page states, “Our team of promoter ‘experts’ (admittedly bad at math) estimate that between comps and drink tickets, Steve gave away over $12 million in freebies over 35 years!”
The page also adds that, “Steve single handedly hired thousands of individuals from bar tenders, promoters, bus boys, door people, mascots, go-go dancers, drag queens, DJs, liquor distributors, printers, contractors, not to mention his never ending roster of assistants, contributing greatly to NYC nightlife’s economic vitality as well as his staff’s livelihoods, career growth and opportunities.”
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