Horse and Hound Closes and the Clubhouse Music Venue's Sign Comes Down

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The now-vacant location of the Clubhouse Music Venue, next door to the now-closed Horse and Hound.
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There's currently an online petition going that hopes to motivate Tempe city officials to reopen the Clubhouse Music Venue, which closed its doors last week. So far, 1,712 people have signed it.

Like most online petitions, however, it ultimately will be a futile effort, as the renowned Tempe concert hall is apparently gone for good, at least at its current location. As you can see in the picture above, the Clubhouse's exterior signage has been removed from its location. A note has also been taped to the front door stating, "The ClubHouse [sic] Is Closed. No Future shows at this Location."

It also appears that the Horse & Hound, the adjacent sports bar also owned by Clubhouse proprietor Eugenia Ruven, also has closed.

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​A notice stating that the establishment's landlords have placed a lien against the bar and taken possession of the property was posted on its door on March 16. 
New Times also has confirmed the closure with a couple of the bar's regulars. (Ruven repeatedly has declined to return phone calls for comment on the closure.)

There's been a small amount of hope among local musicians and Clubhouse supporters that the place somehow would reopen despite the intense investigation of the venue by the Tempe Police Department after the gang-related shooting on March 2 that injured 16 people.

Said hopes were based partly on the fact that an administrative hearing by Tempe city officials regarding the Clubhouse's use permit was scheduled to take place on April 3.

Ruven, however, squashed such hopes when she posted the following on her Facebook account on Monday afternoon that indicated that the hearing won't be taking place.

Very sad to say the clubhouse music venue is not [sic] more (at least in that strip mall) also the date on april 3rd is no anymore since they pulled use permit, our great room that held so many great shows will go back to office's. I can not say anything else right now except thank u az music scene for all the great shows and all of the love!

If you read between the lines of Ruven's statement, there's apparently a possibility that the Clubhouse could reopen at another location sometime in the future. She also states elsewhere on her page that she's "not leaving the scene."

See our previous coverage here:

More on Clubhouse Owner's Arrest and How It Could Be the First Step Toward the Venue's Closure

Tempe Police Arrest Suspect in Clubhouse Shooting, Will Also Investigate Music Venue Itself

Shooting at Nipsey Hussle Concert in Tempe Last Night Injures 13 People. Suspects Still at Large

Suspect in Clubhouse Music Venue Shooting Identified by Tempe Police Department

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Horse & Hound Sports Grill - CLOSED

1320 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ

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Creaturefan13
Creaturefan13

Of course she's not leaving the scene, she's a train wreck of a human being, she's about as likely to become an astronaut as she is to land a regular day job. The clubhouse was a toilet of a venue, everyone trashed the place because it was apparent the owner didn't give a shit. The only victim here are the employees who now need work

Proud AZ Vet
Proud AZ Vet

Now the streets will be full of roaming Hoodie wearing knuckle draggers looking for something to destroy or steal.  Put a "Hip Hop" club 100 miles out in the middle of the desert, I guarantee it would make money.  This crap is way out of control.

crazybaldhead
crazybaldhead

went to the clubhouse once, never went back. Bring back Billy Gordon's!!!

SunDevilRick
SunDevilRick

Wait you hated the clubhouse but you want Billy Gordon's back? BG's was a crap hole!

Christopher J. Emge
Christopher J. Emge

The Clubhouse was awful, I can't comprehend the  appeal of that dump with crappy sound, unmotivated service and a bathroom without a sink 

Richard Steeley
Richard Steeley

Yea, well they got The Electric Ballroom and The Roxy too and those places had huge petitions and an actual demonstration! 

You kids need to learn that the hip hop crowd is the certain way to get closed.

SunDevilRick
SunDevilRick

Electric Ballroom was closed cause the owner was messing around with under age girls, not because of Hip-Hop

OreillysLoofah
OreillysLoofah

Not true. He was falsely accused of sexual assaulting a woman and passed two lie detector tests to prove it. He was also never arrested or charged with anything. Same thing happened to the band Onyx when they performed there, except those guys were arrested (a video tape later proved the girls accusations of them being assaulted on stage by the band were lies). The city of Tempe had it out for the Ballroom, period.

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