Goodbye Blue Monday Just Closed For Good

(Via Goodbye Blue Monday's Facebook page)

Add Bushwick bar, performance space, and music venue Goodbye Blue Monday to the ever-growing list of places that have shuttered in 2014. After a long struggle with rising rent prices, the DIY venue officially closed its doors on Sunday. Down for the count in 2014: Glasslands, DBA, 285 Kent, Death by Audio, Public Assembly,and Spike Hill, to name just a few.

The venue confirmed the closure via a faux-cheery Facebook post, which announced: “Goodbye Blue Monday is close. All shows are canceled. <3.”

The space, which had been open for a decade and hosted a whole litany of interesting local bands, both successful and not-so-successful, had been on precarious terms for a while. In the past year, they held an online fundraising campaign to help upgrade the well-worn facility. They announced earlier in 2014 that they were in danger of closing if they couldn’t come up with the funds to pay fines owed to the city (some $7,000 worth), added to the burden of an exponential increase in rent. Apparently those funds didn’t come soon enough.

“I, for one, and both saddened and relieved,” Goodbye Blue Monday former owner and booker Steve Trimboli told Brooklyn Paper The rest of us? Just the first part.

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