FIRST AVE BY THE NUMBERS
Random bits that add up to one of the nation's oldest and best-known rock clubs:
4/3/1970: Opening date with Joe Cocker.
$150,000: Estimated original investment.
1,500: Main room's capacity.
250: 7th Street Entry's capacity.
12/31/1981: The day it was renamed First Avenue (earlier names: the Depot and Sam's).
214: Total employees on the books as of Nov. 20 (counting many very-part-timers).
10: Salaried full-timers.
531: Stars painted on the side of the building, naming significant acts that have performed there.
17: Days the club was shut down in November 2004 during a legal battle.
3: Years the club has reported profits since reopening.