Elbo Room set to close this fall

As much as San Francisco music fans were hoping for an intervention, sadly it looks like the Elbo Room will shut its doors by the beginning of November to make way for a condo project.  According to SFGate, which cites a letter on the Mission venue’s Facebook page, the building’s owners decided not renew the club’s lease expiring Nov. 1.

Here’s the text of the letter:

Here is the latest news on Elbo Room. It’s not what any of us wanted to hear and it did look like the lease would be renewed past November at first. Elbo is much more than just a venue. It’s where Dub Mission started more than 18 and a half years ago. We consider it home. Matt Shapiro, Erik Cantu, and the club’s supportive staff are all part of the reason for Dub Mission’s longevity and success. Dub Mission WILL continue at the club until its lease runs out in November and we’re very happy to hear that they’re committed to finding a new spot. If you have any ideas (it doesn’t have to be a bar/club, it can just be a great spot), please contact mattshapiro@mac.com
Long live Elbo Room!
Official Statement about the future of Elbo Room
Hey Everyone
There is finally news.
Dennis and Susan Ring had a meeting with the powers that be and they seem quite confident that their condo project will be able to move forward.
As a result, they have decided not to renew our lease which expires Nov. 1st, 2015.
Yes, we are in shock.
What’s next?
We will be looking for a new space to continue what we are doing. With hopefully as little lapse as possible.
We own the liquor license, the business and all contents inside (except for pinball/pacman).
Hopefully we can find something soon.
If you have any leads on a space for us, or wish to help… please email mattshapiro@mac.com
Thank You for your ongoing support
Matt Shapiro/ Erik Cantu
and the staff of Elbo Room
— at Elbo Room

[Photo by Lynn Friedman on Flickr]

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