Saturday is Halloween, but it also marks the day that Wunderbar will officially close its doors, after a five-and-a-half-year run as one of the city’s most beloved live-music spaces.
Owner Craig Martell announced the closure in a Facebook post, nothing that while there have been “many scares and false endings”—including a crowdfunding effort this summer that saw the music community come together to raise more than double the $4500 goal to keep Wunderbar’s doors open for just a little bit longer—this time it’s closing for real.
“We’ve already mourned and everyone got to play their fake last shows there, so we can now let this slip by with a whimper. There’s no fixing or saving it this time,” Martell wrote.
The exact cause of the abrupt closure wasn’t stated. In the meantime, all of the shows that were booked at Wunderbar will be relocated to other venues—the few we have left, that is.
The final night is coming all too quickly, but you can get your Wundi fix from 4 pm to 2 am, starting today. Stop in, say goodbye, and thank the staff for all their hard work.