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When I zip out the verify the place is really full of Moyers, it is so full I can't get in. Dimitri is sitting outside, eating and drinking, under his newish Jacques Tati hat, and he points out all the Moyers inside who are dancing, eating, drinking and smoking - and are seemingly unconcerned there are no San Francisco bartenders within at least 7000 miles.

Before I wrap up the vastly more important 'club news,' I need to mention that members may be surprised to notice that the décor of the club's café La Corona seems to be somewhat unchanged, except for a couple of discrete video cameras - and the downstairs waterworks, of course.

In fact, the entire café has new marble floors,which kind of blend in with the re-paint job, which was done with the original colors. The chairs and banquettes are still awaiting their new covers, and these constitute the most obvious non-change.

Rest assured, once the chairs and banquettes are recovered, La Corona will truly be up to the image of its name of 'La Corona.'

Metropole Access Note

For some unknown reason, parts of this week's edition of Metropole are vanishing. The whole thing vanished for a period early in the week, then was reinstated when the 'Café' and 'Au Bistro' columns were added. In turn, these seem to have vanished now.

By the time you read this, if it isn't 'vanished,' there may be no signs of these 'vanishments.' For patient readers who have noticed missing items, do not adjust your sets.

The Next Meeting

The coming weekly meeting of the Café Metropole Club will be on Thursday, 14. February - because it will be exactly one week after today.

It will be a fairly usual second Thursday in the second month of 2002 kind of day called Saint-Valentin. This dayphoto: empty wine has been named after a Roman Christian martyr from the third century, who has been responsible for giving the greeting card industry a tremendous boost in what is ordinarily a dull period in mid-February.

At the meeting's end, all the wine containers are empty, empty, empty.

See the address for this meeting at the bottom of this page, proceeded or followed by all the date and time and multiple métro-stop names, which must be pretty-well known already because they are much the same every week.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

Learn more than you would ever want to know about this club if you think this could improve your comprehension of a meeting - or amazing 'firsts!' - by reading 'About the Café Metropole Club.' This page explains where to find the club in Paris and the day and time of the meetings.

In case you want to skip the tedious 'About' page, all you need to know is that you can easily become a member of this online magazine's free and real club by simply coming to a meeting if you don't forget the address, métro station names, time and other useful stuff like needing to be in Paris too.

Date, Time and Location of the Coming Meeting

The next meeting of your club in Paris will begin at 15:00 and zip along to 17:00 in Europe's Central Europeanphoto: doug fuss Time Zone - which is 'CET' for short and not 'PTMO' - and known elsewhere as 3 pm to 5 pm in rare zones without 24-hour 'Eurotime.'

The club's secretary will be making some effort to create 'report' notes during the meeting. This will require absolutely no effort on your part. If you have difficulty remembering your name, hometown and email address, note these on your shirtcuff for reference.

Doug Fuss was appointed as the club's honorary SS France expert today.

Come with a new 'Quote of the Week' ready or name your own 'City of the Week' or even bring any other original 'Things of the Week' you want to see in a 'club report.' There are no other 'rules' except 'no rules.'

Your comments, casual or completely subconscious, will be treated with respect and truly appreciated by the other members present, if they happen to overhear them - and by all readers of this online magazine, if they chance to read them, if they manage to get written here.

The café's location is:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Pont-Neuf or Châtelet.

A bientôt à Paris
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