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January 7, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Folgner, owner of Orange County's leading pop-rock concert nightclub, the Coach House, has filed for personal bankruptcy protection for the second time in eight years. The San Juan Capistrano club, which has featured acts from Bonnie Raitt to Social Distortion, will continue to operate as usual, Folgner said Wednesday. He filed the Chapter 11 petition for relief from creditors Monday at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana.
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February 9, 2008 | Charlie Amter and Kevin Bronson
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
Judging from appearances, Gary Folgner could be a comfortable denizen of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, an aging '60s throwback living the uncomplicated life in a haze of soft tropical breezes and lazily unfolding sunsets. The creases jettying about Folgner's pale, blue-gray eyes look as if they were etched from squinting too regularly into the sun.
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February 7, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 19, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2008 | Charlie Amter and Kevin Bronson
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.
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1991 | EDMUND NEWTON and MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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."
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August 19, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 3, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Coach House's new sister club in Santa Ana will be called the Galaxy Concert Theatre and is scheduled to open Dec. 10, owner Gary Folgner said Wednesday. The Galaxy, which will seat 550 to 600 concert-goers, becomes the fourth concert club in Folgner's growing Southern California network, joining the 480-capacity Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, the 850-capacity Ventura Theatre, and the Coach House-San Diego, a 450-capacity club that Folgner was scheduled to open Wednesday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Coach House's new sister club in Santa Ana will be called the Galaxy Concert Theatre and is scheduled to open Dec. 10, owner Gary Folgner said Wednesday. The Galaxy, which will seat 550 to 600 concert-goers, becomes the fourth concert club in Folgner's growing Southern California network, joining the 480-capacity Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, the 850-capacity Ventura Theatre, and the Coach House-San Diego, a 450-capacity club that Folgner was scheduled to open Wednesday night.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Coach House owner Gary Folgner, 1993 began with a declaration of personal bankruptcy, but it is ending with a substantial profit from his two concert clubs. According to Folgner's Chapter 11 bankruptcy file, the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano should net $300,000 in profits this year. In a recent interview, Folgner said his other club, the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles, will earn about $50,000 for the year.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Folgner, owner of Orange County's leading pop-rock concert nightclub, the Coach House, has filed for personal bankruptcy protection for the second time in eight years. The San Juan Capistrano club, which has featured acts from Bonnie Raitt to Social Distortion, will continue to operate as usual, Folgner said Wednesday. He filed the Chapter 11 petition for relief from creditors Monday at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana.
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
Once the dingy, smoke-clogged bat cave of the local rock scene, the Huntington Beach club formerly known as Night Moves has gotten a thorough face lift and will try to make a comeback as a rock concert venue. Overseeing the club's attempted revival is the Concert Authority, a partnership of local rock promoters. It is now called Club 5902 after its address, 5902 Warner Ave.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
Once the dingy, smoke-clogged bat cave of the local rock scene, the Huntington Beach club formerly known as Night Moves has gotten a thorough face lift and will try to make a comeback as a rock concert venue. Overseeing the club's attempted revival is the Concert Authority, a partnership of local rock promoters. It is now called Club 5902 after its address, 5902 Warner Ave.
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December 1, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judging from appearances, Gary Folgner could be a comfortable denizen of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. At 49, he looks like an aging, mellowed, '60s throwback, outfitted in an ever-present Hawaiian shirt, a mixed-breed dog for his constant companion, a two-room apartment in a decaying, 1929-vintage motel in Dana Point for his address.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
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.
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November 18, 1991
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