Turf Club to close for summer renovations

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Photo by Erik Hess

First Avenue's purchase of the Turf Club last fall will have its greatest effect to date when the venue closes June 1 to begin renovations. On the list of upgrades: a new kitchen, ventilation, roofing, repairs to the bars, and a fire suppression system. More structural improvements to the 70-year-old building are expected, as well.

According to Star Tribune, the work should keep the club closed until at least the end of July.

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In the mean time, many of the usual First Ave.-tied shows that would normally stop at the Turf will be redirected to the Triple Rock Social Club and the Cedar Cultural Center.

The new kitchen will be located in the venue's basement, and will likely see a soft opening prior to a revamped Turf grand reopening in early September.

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Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

Green Line will be running at least once an hour, 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM.

Mary Karius
Mary Karius

please don't mess with the downstairs bar. Oh, and KEEP the ceiling decorations? pls?

Kelly Fries
Kelly Fries

I love the Turf! Please don't change too much!

btwftw
btwftw

I heard that when the Green Line starts on June 14, it will be running 24/7 as a trial period

Tammy Belka
Tammy Belka

It's my understanding that the Green Line is not going to be open after bar close...? As someone who sees themselves mostly using the Green Line to get to the Turf, I'd really like to see an effort to have that train running maybe at least til 3am?

btwftw
btwftw

Hope they keep as much of the Clown Lounge stuff thats still there!

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

So, just when you can get there and - more importantly - get back using the LRT, they won't be open. Good planning. ;-/

nicholemarie
nicholemarie

They better not touch the mural on the exterior of the building! <3


Erik Ritter
Erik Ritter

Best sounding room in the Cities. Don't screw it up!

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