Washington, D.C. clubbing institution U Music Hall announced today it had closed for good. During its ten-year run, the club hosted events that featured artists from every genre of electronic music, including house, disco, techno, bass and electro.
U Music Hall’s management broke to the news in a heartfelt post on the venue’s Facebook page.
“When we closed our doors to the public this past March, just days before we were to celebrate our club’s 10-year anniversary, none of us could have imagined at the time that we would still be closed nearly seven months later with no return date in sight because of an unrelenting disease called COVID-19,” read the missive. “But we kept our hopes up even in the face of an impossible situation because we love what we do so much: presenting the best music in the world for the best fans in the world. It was our mission to return.”
The news of U Music Hall’s closure comes after D.C.’s 18th Street Lounge shuttered in June, citing economic woes brought on by the pandemic.
Read the club’s full statement below.