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Tacoma’s downtown rock nightclub Hell’s Kitchen is closing

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on June 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
June 27, 2012 10:20 pm

Hell’s Kitchen, Tacoma’s hard rocking nightclub that’s hosted a mix of local and national acts for the past 10 years, is closing up shop.

A post on its Facebook page this afternoon read:

“After 10 years of Rocking tacoma area Hell’s Kitchen will be closing its doors for good after this weekend. I’m really sorry to all the bands and fans that had shows coming up. Ill keep you posted on the larger shows. I hope to see you all this weekend!!”

In late 2009 the popular Tacoma rock club relocated to 928 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma after seven years anchoring the local rock scene on Sixth Avenue.

It was a cost-saving move for the club owners after they faced spending $50,000 to get the old venue in compliance with new state sprinkler requirements. The new space allowed for bigger crowds.

Late this afternoon I spoke with Micah Parker, a cook at Hell’s Kitchen, who confirmed the closing. He said Saturday will be the final night.

Friday’s show with “American Idol” James Durbin will go on as planned as will Saturday’s show.

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