Legendary New Jersey Venue Maxwell’s To Close In July

A true rock institution is set to close at the end of July, and the decision is not what anyone had planned.

According to a new article on NJ.Com, the lease to Maxwell’s will be completed at the end of July. Todd Abramson, the club’s booking agent and co-owner, explained the tough decision to close by explaining the terms offered to the club for lease renewal would have put the business in a tough place.

“We were offered a renewal with rates that weren’t necessarily onerous,” says Abramson, “But after much thought, given the changing nature of Hoboken and the difficulties of trying to run a business in this town, we decided it was time.”

Built on the souls of hardworking musicians and the spirited people who support them since 1978, Maxwell’s will close on July 31 with a performance fitting for the occasion. ‘a,’ which featured members of the Bongos and Glenn Morrow (who’d later founded Bar/None Records), was the first act to ever take the stage in the restaurant’s back room, and will now be the ones to bid it farewell.

Tickets for the final show at Maxwell’s have not yet gone on sale. Keep checking their website for updates.

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