09 Sep House Of Blues On The Sunset Strip To Be Closed Down
Sad news. The House Of Blues lost a vote to the city council 4-1 to keep the venue past it’s 2012 least.
The council cited loud music (coming from a live music club? Really?) and unruly crowds. In the club’s 16 year existence, there was a stabbing 4 years ago but that event was played up.
An industry insider said the writing has been on the wall for HOB Sunset for a while;
“The parking situation there is a disaster and then lots in the area take advantage of that charging $20 per car where on other places on Sunset only charge $7-10 bucks. They haven’t been booking the acts they were famous for and are getting outbid by Nokia Club and other venues.
“The House Of Blues was approached to move the club to the Nokia Center but refused thinking they would get their lease renewed by the city.”
The city plans on making the space into a hotel complex.-Dr.FB