Report: Station 4 could be changing to a blues venue

Categories: Nightlife
Metallagher_Steve_Cohen.jpg
Photo by Steve Cohen
Longtime St. Paul punk and metal venue Station 4 might be getting more of a makeover than what it originally bargained for. Back in June, the Lowertown club announced it would be closing for the summer to get a long-overdue renovation to its air conditioning system. Shows on the books moved to other venues, and the plan was to reopen after Labor Day.

Now, a cryptic message on the venue's Facebook page suggests that the changes could be more than just a breath of conditioned air, instead an entire revamp of the format of the space.

See Also:
Station 4 is closing this summer for renovation

On Thursday afternoon, this message was posted:
It's looking like we will be reopening as a blues lounge and restaurant. At least that's the rumor. There is very little communication from the owner to the little guys. How do you feel about his business decision?
Given that the club will be passed by a lot more visitors as the Union Depot becomes a transportation hub for the LRT, the intersection of Fourth and Sibley could be a very different place by this time next year. According to Station 4 co-owner Steve Ledin, the club has endured about $1 million in lost revenue during the past two years.

Subsequently, a Save Station 4 Facebook page has popped up. Gimme Noise has attempted to contact representatives of the venue, and will update when we have more information.

See Also:
Report: Fine Line Music Café sold to owners of Aqua



City Pages on Facebook | Gimme Noise on Facebook | Twitter | e-mail us


My Voice Nation Help
12 comments
allyourbasearebelong
allyourbasearebelong

I hope this and the new light rail will breathe some life into DT St. Paul. It's like they roll up the sidewalks at 6pm daily.

markholsten
markholsten

@Ickabel Ack!  You're right!  I need more coffee.  Sounds like I have some further checking to do if they are all over the place!  Maybe St. Paul needs more??

Ickabel
Ickabel

Hey Mark, too bad Station 4 is in ST. PAUL.  Minneapolis has blues joints all over the place.


markholsten
markholsten

This is fantastic news!!!  Minneapolis needs more blues venues.

Christine Brown
Christine Brown

i'm surprised it hasn't been shut down. it's gotta be violating 30 building and health codes. it would be nice to have a metal and punk venue. but no one should be forced to deal with the hellhole that is station 4 in its current condition.

eanderson1974
eanderson1974

@markholsten Really? You are going to resort to that "first" garbage? Grow up. 

 Frankly if people want to go see blues musicians, go to Minneapolis. Station 4 is the rare venue that actually caters to the metal and punk scenes. Realistically though those scenes aren't paying the bills for Station 4. I guess with the new rail line opening up next year I guess the owner sees potential $$$ to be made.

Now Trending

Around The Web

From the Vault

 

Minnesota Event Tickets
Loading...