A Ohio same-sex couple decided to get married at Midtown Comics in downtown New York Wednesday afternoon after being inspired by the comic book union of X-Men couple Northstar and his long-term partner Kyle in “Astonishing X-Men #51.” Scott Everhart, 39, and Jason Welker ,33, had always shared a love of comic books and Everhart shared with The Columbus Dispatch the reason they got hitched at a comic book store:
PART TWO: EXCLUSIVE
This morning, in the first part of this series, we took a stroll down memory lane as we relived the rise and fall of New York City’s twinkie gay bar, Heaven.
With what appears to be a grim future, we’re told that “X-Men” Director Bryan Singer might be putting up the cash to save the club. We can’t help but ask, why the hell would anyone throw away their money like that?!
As I told you, after having been in business for over a decade, the nightclub that targets the twinks is slowly sliding towards death. The owner admits the venue is losing money, the bills are piling up and there doesn’t seem to be a financially lucrative plan possible especially since the gay nightlife scene has moved north and Chelsea is starting to look like a ghost town. However, GaySocialites.com can exclusively report that at least two men have a vested interested in keeping the kiddie bar alive.
So who would want to invest in Heaven, the nightclub that occupies the decaying space at 579 Sixth Avenue between 16th and 17th streets?
David Beatty, who obtained the court order than resulted in the club being closed on one of the busiest days of the year (New Year’s Eve), evidently wants to keep the club up-and-running despite the fact that the venue can’t seem to turn a profit.
Beatty is attempting a corporate take over to grab half of the shares of the club in exchange for construction work he claims to have done on the space. He, however, isn’t working alone. Drew “Zailen”, who promotes parties under the names of DetentionNYC and Zailen Entertainment, tells GaySocialites.com exclusively that he has signed on to help Beatty although his “role hasn’t been determined yet.” Drew says he wants to help David take 50% ownership in the establishment. Drew also says Beatty might just have a high profile business partner as soon as “issues with the building are resolved.”
According to Drew, Hollywood director Bryan Singer wants to buy out the current owner for her shares in the company after Beatty tries to chip away at what he can. The “Superman Returns” Director is openly gay and is interested in owning a New York nightclub – Drew says.
But why would Singer want to buy a nightclub that has no worth and a reputation of attracting under-aged gay boys? Is that space truly worth saving? And who would want a business partner willing to undergo such a tough fight for a club that is practically belly up just because its a magnet for young boys? (Even if that isn’t Beatty’s reason for holding on to Heaven, it seems to be the general assumption. Sadly, perception is everything.) Would Singer be willing to piss away money without doing his research? No matter how many times I asked, those questions go unanswered.
“It’s clear that Beatty wants to keep the club so he can finally feel like the popular kid,” said one insider familiar with the situation. “The sad thing is,” the source added, “David is pushing retirement and popularity should be the least of his concerns. Rather than fighting for a money pit, he should be focusing on a retirement plan.”
GaySocialites.com attempted to reach Bryan Singer for comment, but we did not receive a reply. Drew “Zailen”, however, did say that the deal was in the early stages. There also seems to be some concern that Singer might “back out of the deal” after reading this report. That, however, is not our intention. We are simply inquiring minds who want to know, and as much as I asked Drew these questions – I got no answers. Hopefully Singer (or any other potential investor) will get better answers than we did.
GaySocialites.com will continue to follow developments in this story and keep you posted. If nothing else, we’ll post an obituary for Heaven when the coroner makes the death official.