The owner of the building that houses the North Davidson arts district's Neighborhood Theatre contacted the Observer on Wednesday to dispel the notion that one of the area's larger live-music clubs will close.
Tyler Foster, who also owns the name "Neighborhood Theatre," says he is looking for new tenants who will continue to bring live music to the venue. Zach McNabb and his partners at JEM Entertainment, which currently operates the facility, had announced Monday that the business was up for sale and could close by the end of March without a buyer.
Says Foster: "I am in negotiations with a couple of professional groups, and the plans are for the theater to keep going."
Meanwhile, the theater will continue to operate as normal. George Clinton, Drive-By Truckers, Ani DiFranco, Dark Star Orchestra and the Marshall Tucker Band are among the acts booked through March.
Despite efforts to upgrade and experiment, McNabb said the past eight months have not been profitable for the theater.