"It never closed back then," he says, taking a pause to sip his soda and stare down the empty bar. "There was always people on the street. Always. Man, it was crowded. It hasn't been like that in a long time. Where the parking garage is now, there were clubs like the Oasis. That's all gone now. Man, in the '70s, as a doorman, whatever I was pulling in, two, sometimes three thousand a night on the street," he says. "It was by any means necessary to make money. I'd do anything. Now, you can't pay me to get out there."