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Paul Devitt opened the Beauty Bar in late 2005 after launching other salon-themed nightspots in New York, L.A., San Francisco, Austin, and Las Vegas. Erica Jessup ran the Beauty Bar as general manager until vacating the position a couple weeks ago.

Jessup oversaw the City Heights club's talent lineup, which often included bands such as the Prayers, Fifty on Their Heels, and Grand Ole Party. DJ/promoter Gabe Vega, who anchored the bar's Feel the Noise Friday-night event, also left in December.

The Beauty Bar relies on proceeds from door admission to pay its bands and DJs. Regardless of how many people come in through the door, however, one insider says low bar income could lead to a band's or DJ's exclusion from playing the club.

Attempts to reach Devitt and Jessup were unsuccessful.

Vega, who built up a following at the Whistle Stop, moved to the Beauty Bar when it opened. He recently began playing at the newly opened U-31 in North Park (formerly known as Buster Daly's).

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