Phil Lesh to Open Restaurant with Performance Space

Terrapin Crossroads based near Grateful Dead headquarters

January 4, 2012 2:45 PM ET
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Phil Lesh performs with Phil Lesh and Friends at the 23rd Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
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The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh has found a location for Terrapin Crossroads, a restaurant/performance venue that he's been planning to open for some time. The space is in San Rafael, California – north of San Francisco, the town where the Dead had their headquarters and rehearsal space for more than two decades.

The bassist plans to host special-guest jam sessions similar to Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble at the club, which will double as a community cultural and educational center and will feature memorabilia from Lesh's own collection. He intends to play the first shows at Terrapin Crossroads in March. According to the venue's new website, the performance room will close later in the year for renovations, with a grand reopening planned for March 2013.   

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