(CelebrityAccess News Service) — After 21 years at its 301 West Temple location in Salt Lake City, the Zephyr Club is relocating having lost its lease. The final concert on Halloween night however, had building owners livid.
According to a report on KSL-TV, grafitti and holes in the walls were left behind and the building's owners, Steven Bamberger and David Bernolfo say the place was trashed, so much so that their attorney says he is planning on filing a civil action lawsuit against them.
Tony Rampton, the building owners' attorney, told a KSL-TV reporter, "Maybe he was just angry, but there's no excuse that certainly can't justify what he did. We consider it to be a crime scene at this point."
Rampton said several broken baseball bats were found, "and it appears they had taken the bats against the walls."
Club owner Otto Mileti said, " We didn't really trash the place, it ended up looking trashed because we didn't get any extra time to move out. We basically had between 1:30, 2:00 in the morning 'til 8:00 in the morning to get everything out."
Mileti also told the TV reporter that the landlord, the architect, and the contractor all told him the inside was going to be gutted anyway.
The Zephyr Club plans to move a block away to the Union Electric building at 400 South and West Temple, but it will be several months before it opens.–Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner