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The Met is the third iteration of the club. Three childhood friends, Josh Miller, Tom Fairchild, and Riley Hayford, opened the first version called the Met Café.The Met Café opened in 1975 in the Jewelry District, alongside Route 195. Hayford played the first night in what quickly evolved into a pass-the-hat venture featuring local acts. In time, national acts like Roomful of Blues and the Fabulous Thunderbirds were playing the club.
The second version of the Met was downtown on Union Street,