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The Pulse Nightclub


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“That was the time of Martini Bars and UltraLounges. I had lived in Manhattan and I got to Orlando and thought ‘Gosh, this place needs a bit of a fresher-upper,’” he says. Legler approached the Pomas with the concept, and they agreed to offer their assistance in any way possible. Prior to Pulse, the couple had never considered opening a gay bar. After hearing Legler’s vision of the kind of space he wanted to create, they bought into the idea.

Time Magazine: "Concerns, Controversy Surround the Planned Construction of a Memorial and Museum at Pulse Nightclub, Site of 2016 Mass Shooting" by Jasmine Aguilera and Madeline Fitzgerald

Orlando Sentinel: "Pulse documents detail memorial plans, expected visitors, and Poma's salary" by Kate Santich and David Harris

Orlando Sentinel: "Reimagining a public Pulse Memorial" by Zachary Blair

Orlando Sentinel: "Money for mental-health needs of Pulse survivors starting to dry up" by Kate Santich

Orlando Sentinel: "Orange County approves $10M in hotel taxes for Pulse memorial museum" by Stephen Hudak

Orlando Weekly: "Florida lawmakers propose giving $2 million to Pulse memorial and museum" by Monivette Cordiero

Time Magazine: "The Owner of the Pulse Nightclub No Longer Wants to Sell It" by Madeline Farber

WESH 2: "Pulse nightclub was sold for $100 months after mass shooting"

Orlando Weekly: "Pulse owner decides not to sell nightclub to City of Orlando" by Monivette Cordiero

Watermark: "Pulse owner Barbara Poma will not sell the nightclub to the city for memorial" by Billy Manes

Orlando Sentinel: "Pulse nightclub owner says she won't sell to city" by Jeff Weiner and Gal Tziperman Lotan

Orlando Sentinel: "Pulse owners illegally transferred nightclub to hide value from massacre victims, lawsuit claims" by David Harris

Talk Poverty: "We Can Choose How We Remember Pulse" by David Ballard

Orlando Sentinel: "Mother of Pulse victim: Show compassion in debate over memorial" by Maria Jose Wright

North American Dialogues: "The Pulse Nightclub Shooting: Connecting Militarism, Neoliberalism, and Multiculturalism to Understand Violence" by Zachary Blair

ProPublica, "Orlando Paramedics Didn't Go In to Save Victims of the Pulse Shooting. Here's Why," by Abe Aboraya.

Pulse Tragedy - City of Orlando Public Records

Orlando Sentinel, "Pulse Shooting Review: Communication failures hampered Orlando Fire Department's response," by Tess Sheets and Gal Tzipmerman Lotan

ClickOrlando, News 6, "Review of Orlando Fire Department's response to Pulse highlights communication failures" by Emilee Speck.

Click Orlando, News 6, "Timeline: Orlando Fire Department response to Pulse attack."

National Police Foundation, "After-Action Review of the Orlando Fire Department Response to the Attack at Pulse Nightclub" (October 2018).

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