After An 18-Year Run, Lower Greenville's Zubar Is Set To Close Its Doors By The End of July.

Sad news on the nightlife front this late afternoon, as Zubar owner Stephen Tenney just took to his popular Lower Greenville club's Facebook page to announce that his venue will be closing its doors for good by the end of this month.

In his announcement, Tenney, who has owned the club for the last two-and-a-half years of its 18-year run, somberly blames the news on an inability to come to an agreement with Zubar's property owners, Andres Properties, on a long-term lease renewal.

In turn, Tenney has been asked to have his business vacate the premises by July 31.

Shame, too. In recent years, Zubar had developed a reputation as a rather welcoming spot, open to performances from bands and DJs proffering genres of all types — sometimes, even, at the same time, and across the space's unique two-room set-up.

Read Tenney's statement in full below. Then maybe try to swing by the spot one last time this weekend to help give Zubar the proper goodbye it deserves.

Stephen Tenney's Announcement in Full:
“Valued Friends of Zubar,

Please be advised that today we were informed by our landlord Andres Properties that we are to vacate the premises at 2012 Greenville Avenue by July 31st, 2013. Unfortunately, we could not agree on a long term lease with our landlord, as we did not share the same collective vision for the future.

Therefore, it is with extremely heavy heart that I must tell all of our friends / patrons that our more than 18 year run on as “the destination” on Lowest Greenville will sadly come to an abrupt and unfortunate end this month.

As the owner of Zubar for the past 2.5 years, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with one of the most amazing teams in this business. Rarely, have I ever experienced such dedication and passion as I have with the staff we have at Zubar. Simply put…they are the very best!!!

Further, I have long said that the single biggest joy I have experienced as the owner of Zubar, has been to meet and become friends with so many of the people that have supported us through their patronage. To all of you who have blessed us with your presence, we simply cannot thank you enough, as you have both fueled and inspired us. For that, I offer you my sincerest thanks.

In all, today is easily one of the saddest days that I have experienced both personally & professionally. While there have certainly been challenges to owning Zubar over the last few years, we were all keenly interested in what positive things lie ahead for the Greenville area and only recently were we beginning to see the fruits of our labor. To see that end so quickly, is indeed devastating.

In all, we have worked extremely hard to earn your business and it has been a distinct pleasure to do so every step of the way. What the future entails for Zubar is not yet known, especially given the extreme newness of these developments.

Having said that, I would ask that over our final days of operation on Greenville Avenue that you come in one last time to say hello to the staff, have a drink and honor the institution that is Zubar. We've been doing our level best to serve you all for more than 18 years and we would love an opportunity to do so again one last time.

Cheers,
Stephen Tenney
Owner – Zubar”

Cover photo of Zubar by Dustin Hollywood.

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