Although the Spanish Moon building is for sale, one of the owners of the popular live music venue said operations are continuing as normal.
Shane Courrege, who co-owns the bar, said there are no plans to close Spanish Moon. There has been some speculation about the future of the club, because the building that houses it has been for sale since the end of 2015. Spanish Moon and the building that houses the bar have different owners.
Courrege said the club at 1109 Highland Road plans to bring in fewer touring bands during the summer and concentrate more on local musical acts and events such as art shows. A number of shows have been booked through July. This fall, the venue will bring back two popular touring acts — Melvins on Sept. 10 and Russian Circles on Oct. 6.
Jak Kunstler, a broker with Louisiana Purchase Real Estate who has the listing for the property, said there’s been a “tremendous amount of interest” in the building.
“It’s a good property with a lot of history,” he said, noting that the buyers may be able to get historic tax credits to pay for redeveloping the building.
The building was under contract with a developer two days after it went on the market, but Kunstler said the deal fell through when the potential buyer wasn’t able to acquire a building next door to Spanish Moon.
Spanish Moon has been open for about 20 years. The club has brought in a host of local, regional and national bands for performances over the years.