Note: Story updated below.
News comes from a reader that Scott Gertner’s Skybar, on the top floor of 3400 Montrose, will be closing for good this Saturday — “due to the building closing its doors.” We don’t have further information about why the entire 10-story office building across Hawthorne from the Montrose Kroger might be shutting down, but a Twitter-fed rumor is that it’s for “safety concerns.”
Scott Gertner’s Sports Bar, safely ensconced on the ground- (and only) floor of a parking-lot site on Fountainview just north of Richmond, is apparently in no danger of collapse, and will remain open. The complete message passed onto us from Gertner after the jump:
hey guys, wanted to let you know my Skybar will be closing for good….
this saturday, july 3rd due to the building closing it’s doors. it’s been 11 years of great fun, great friends, great fans and it would not have lasted this long in any other city.
come visit this week to say goodbye to a great location and then come have fun at my …sports bar!
BTW, i’m currently looking at new locations, bigger to fit more patrons…..
thank you, thank you, thank you for making the skybar a legendary live entertainment location.
Update, 6:48 p.m.: According to Fox 26 reporter Isiah Carey, the closure of the building may be just, uh, speculation on Gertner’s part: “He says the Montrose Blvd. nightclub is closing because the new owner of the building where his club is located is not making the needed repairs. Gertner says, ‘they will likely close the building all together.'”
Later Update, 7/1: Gertner says he thought the city was going to shut the building down 2 weeks ago.
Photo of 3400 Montrose Blvd.: LoopNet