SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane bar and music venue The Bartlett announced on Wednesday morning that it will be closing for good on November 8.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, The Bartlett owners Caleb and Karli Ingersoll said it was time to move on after six years in Spokane.
"It is with very full hearts that we announce we will be closing The Bartlett this fall," the post begins. "The only explanation we can give is that it's time for us to move on."
The venue will be hosting shows up until Nov. 8, when they will host a farewell show. In total, The Bartlett lists over 35 shows remaining before they close.
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The full statement from The Bartlett reads (emphasis in original):
"It is with very full hearts that we announce we will be closing The Bartlett this fall. The only explanation we can give is that it’s time for us to move on. 6 years of magic, laughter, new friends, old friends, disappointments, challenges and an unbelievable amount of incredible live music. We’ve seen some of our very favorite bands in this space. As musicians, it’s still one of our favorite places to play, and as music fans it’s one of our favorite places to go to a show. If we're being completely honest, it's one of the best small venues that’s ever existed. And we've been to a lot of venues around the country.
We’ve put so much into this little club. We love it so dearly and can’t imagine life without it. But we’ve also put so much thought and time into this decision and we appreciate your respect and understanding. We know this will be a hard blow to a lot of you who have been regular patrons for years. We LOVE you all so much. Your support of live music and specifically of The Bartlett will be something we will never forget.
November 8th will be the last show at The Bartlett. We will be getting a bunch of our friends together for a big farewell show. And we have a TON of great shows from now until then. PLEASE come to a show or two and have a great time. Let’s make the most of the time we have left! "
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