A show-stopping announcement posted on the Walter’s Downtown Facebook page yesterday brings sad news for thrashers, metal-heads, punks, and indie fans: the 18-year-old live music venue on the corner of Naylor and Vine streets plans to close down on February 4. Walter’s moved to its current location — the former classic car showroom, video production studio, car parts distribution center, and cabinet warehouse pictured above — in 2011. Before that, the club was located on Washington Ave, in a building just east of Thompson St. that’s since been transformed into the office of Carnegie Custom Homes.
The photo below views the venue from its north side on Naylor back in 2014:
The club’s old acoustic environs on Washington are pictured on the right.
Walter’s’s Facebook post says it has about 4 or 5 shows left in it before it’s curtains. Also located in the Naylor St. building: the Deep End record shop specializing in vinyl, zines, and cassettes.
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- Previously on Swamplot: Stripped-Down Walter’s on Washington Now Getting a Tyvek Touchup; Where the New Walter’s Is Opening, off Washington; Guess Where Walter’s on Washington Is Moving!; Walter’s Was the Only One Left: The Death of Live Music on Washington Ave