SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAcxcess) — Mezzanine, a popular San Francisco nightclub known for live concerts and EDM shows, announced it plans to shutter in late 2019.
In a press release, Mezzanine owner Deborah Jackman said the club’s lease will expire in October 2019 and the building’s owners declined to negotiate a renewal.
“I was disappointed that the owners of the building didn’t give me an opportunity to negotiate a new lease,” Jackman wrote in the press statement.
“I was further disappointed that my request for a three-month extension so that we could close out 2019, was rejected. What I find most disturbing is that Mezzanine, like so many other cultural institutions, has fallen victim to corporate greed and commercial development,” Jackman added.
Per the press release, the building’s owners are planning to convert the property into commercial real estate with a 600% increase in rent.
Jackman told the San Francisco Chronicle that she broke the news about the club’s future to the venue’s approximately 35 employees on Monday night in order to provide them an opportunity to start making plans for the future.
“There was a lot of hugs, a lot of crying. Some of our employees have been here since we opened in 2003. We’re definitely a family. Everyone knows each other really well. To find out your home away from home is getting closed down, it definitely was a shock and very saddening for a lot of us,” marketing director Chris Sanders told the Chronicle.
Before they close their doors, the venue promised to make the most out of their final year and promised that their New Year’s show will be the most “ambitious lineup to date.” Performers scheduled for the show include The Knocks, Sweater Beats (Live), Hotel Garuda, Pretty, Handsome with more TBA.
Other artists performing at the Mezzanine before the end of the year include Toronto’s DJ Bliss, Kasboo with Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Anuhea, and Ilan Bluestone.