Pope brings up an interesting point—think of the legendary clubs that have become synonymous with nightlife eras, DJs, genres of music, and entire fashion trends that people continue to emulate. They didn't last for a very long time: Paradise Garage (1977-1987), the Warehouse (1977-1982), Studio 54 (1977-80), Danceteria (1979-86), the Palladium (1985-97), Area (1983-1987). In Paradox, Davis kept a nightclub in operation for Baltimore's majority black dance music community for a quarter of a century, and did so without a liquor license (although it maintained a BYOB policy for patrons over 21 before 2 a.m.). Alcohol sales didn't pay the Paradox's bills. People coming to dance did.