by Yaz Shanndar
(GBS Station) Proprietor/Bartender Torn Danton announced today that the SpaceBar Pub — a long-time destination for tired, thirsty pilots in GBS Station — is closing down there.
“There’s just no way to keep things going,” said Danton. “There’s no traders, no smugglers, no spies. I’m going f#*!ing crazy sitting here alone day after day — just watching my accounts drain down. Can’t keep the beer fresh. Can’t keep the food fresh(ish). It’s time.”
For many years, GBS Station was a place where pirates, smugglers, non-factionalists and many others found a place to avoid prying eyes, and avoid the strict PR requirements and taxation on equipment purchases at Factional stations. Information was traded even more frequently than silicon or Flashfires – and probably at even greater profit. The Space Bar was at the center of it all.
“I have been here running this dump for 18 years,” said Danton, the long-time owner. “This isn’t an easy decision. But I’m not shutting down. I’m moving everything — the bar, the booths, the walls. It’s all moving to Klatsches Hold where, hopefully, we’ll get a little more traffic. If that doesn’t work . . . I just don’t know.”