November 19, 1991 |
A year after making a bid to expand into the Los Angeles concert market by purchasing the Raymond Theatre in Pasadena for $2.5 million, pop music promoter Gary Folgner has given up his hold on the 70-year-old former vaudeville house. The Orange County-based Folgner, who operates the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano and the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, said that he has had to turn the Raymond back to its former owners because he fell $100,000 behind in loan payments.
February 9, 2008 |
The Galaxy Concert Theatre, a staple of the live-music scene in Orange County for 13 years, is closing at the end of February, and new owners will debut an uber-nightclub in the Santa Ana space on June 1. Gary Folgner, the Galaxy owner who also runs the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, could not immediately be reached for comment. The Galaxy's transition will not affect the Coach House. A spokesperson for the Mor Project, a new restaurant/nightclub management group helmed by Anton Posniak, said the 25,000-square-foot club called RevolveR would cater to upscale clubgoers, offering multiple rooms of entertainment, myriad VIP areas, fireplaces, indoor/outdoor seating and eight full-service bars.
August 27, 1992 |
Orange County club owner Gary Folgner says he has won a $192,000 settlement in a lawsuit related to his ill-fated attempt to run the Raymond Theatre in Pasadena. Folgner, owner of the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano and the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, bought and refurbished the venerable, 1,900-seat theater in 1990 with plans to establish it as a competitor in the Los Angeles County concert market.
February 7, 1996 |
The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. Mike Boehm looks back at a few tidbits, wrinkles, oddities and idiosyncrasies that have marked the history of Orange County's busiest pop venue. Automotive Highlights, Part I: With the Coach House buried in a strip mall and not visible from the street, owner Gary Folgner acquired a red double-decker bus to park at curbside to serve as the club's landmark and logo.
November 13, 1991 |
Gary Folgner of Dana Point, who owns the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano and the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, has defaulted on a loan he took out last year to purchase the Raymond Theatre here. "All of a sudden, the payments stopped coming," said developer Gary Buchanan, who took the theater back from Folgner two weeks ago. "Instead of going through all the procedures of foreclosure, Folgner decided to go ahead and give (the theater) back to us."
August 19, 1995 |
Gary Folgner has closed the Coach House's sister concert club in San Diego rather than pay for officially mandated improvements to the building's fire safety system. Folgner, who also owns the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana and the Ventura Theatre, took over an existing club last December and renamed it the Coach House-San Diego, booking some of the same attractions that play his other venues.