Denver’s Beta Nightclub is shutting down after 11 years of being a central hub for dance music in Colorado.
The venue released a statement late on Thursday evening announcing its closure and thanking Beta's staff as well as club-goers and artists who have passed through. On what the exact reason is for Beta shutting down, the nightclub stated that it need to step back and "reset":
"We want to honor what we set out to do, honor our DJs for their devotion to their craft, honor our staff and promoters for their dedication, and most importantly, honor our fans who have shared their valuable time with us. It is with that reflection that we acknowledge the need to take this time to reset, recalibrate, and re-familiarize ourselves with our promise. Our reputation reflects our integrity and we want to remain true to what we stood for. "
What the future holds for Beta is not yet clear, as the statement hinted at possible plans for the space:
"There are many opportunities for 1909 Blake Street as we are exploring the future for this very special venue but for right now we want to focus and celebrate what this place means for so many people."
That said, Beta will hold its last club night on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
Beta Nightclub first opened its doors in 2008 after event promoter and Beatport co-founder Brad Roulier took over a lease on the corner of 19th and Blake in Denver, Colorado. It was one of the few venues in the United States to house a Funktion-One sound system at the time and the venue soon became a regular stop on tours from deadmau5, Kaskade and Armin Van Buuren, among many others. It played a crucial roll in bringing world renowned talent to the Midwest dance music community. Beta Nightclub will be sorely missed.
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