Thursday, November 11, 2010

Currently Making Me Depressed: 414 Soundbar Out of Biz

According to Tom Horgen on the Star Tribune blog:
"Just days after celebrating its three-year anniversary, downtown Minneapolis nightclub, 414 Soundbar, has closed. The club, known for mixing Euro dance music and hip-hop, had its last night this past Sunday. It was located just steps from Target Field at 414 3rd Av. N. Owner Johann Sfaellos said he could not resolve a leasing spat with the building's landlord and decided to walk away from the space. One of the building's co-owners said Sfaellos owed back rent, which he was ordered to pay in court.

Whatever the case, Sfaellos said he is already looking into opening another club in the downtown area. "I want to go in a different direction," he said. Sfaellos wants a larger space where he can mix Soundbar's intimate feel and dance music vibes with more mainstream sensibilities. He said his working name is Deseo, which is Spanish for "desire."

* Damn. I've had a lot of fun times at this intimate lounge, including the Andy Caldwell show I threw last year that was pretty awesome if I do say so myself. And lots of summer nights on the South Beach style patio with cocktails and great DJs. Sad to hear its out of biz, but glad Johann will open up another club soon as I'm sure it will be fantastic.

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