All Access: The Chance Complex in Poughkeepsie
The Chance Complex in downtown Poughkeepsie houses The Chance theater, The Loft nightclub, the Platinum Lounge and The Nuddy Irishmen bar-restaurant. The historic structure, originally dubbed the Dutchess Theater, was built in 1918. In the '70s, the bar changed its name to the Last Chance Saloon, and in 1982 opened as a music venue. Owner Frank Pallett, who made the Chance what it is today, bought the place in 1994.
Metromix sent Lindsay Burdick to scope out the places as well as take pictures and notes along the way.