The Ruby Room will close its doors this week after five years.
During the Ruby Room’s five years of operation, the local music hot spot featured more than 1,500 shows, three CityFests, 19 parking-lot festivals and an array of charity events and art shows -- but that's all coming to an end this week.
Co-owners Sean and Brittni Cute are selling their portion of the venue to a partner, citing "creative and directional differences."
“This isn’t goodbye,” Sean Cute said in the press release. “This is reincarnation. The body is still there, but the soul of The Ruby Room is moving on to take new form.”
The Ruby Room will re-open later this summer as the Merrow, according to a published report in City Beat, with more of a tavern- or lounge-type of focus.
The Cutes said they will retain the Ruby Room name and plan to open a new "project."
During their downtime, the Cutes plan to invest in pursue other artistic interes. Sean is authoring What the Hell Do I Know, a memoir about owning a rock venue and Brittni will renew her skills as an abstract photographer.