One of the hottest clubs in America’s Finest City, Voyeur, is shutting down, according to an employee of the venue.
While an official statement from the club has yet to be issued, the worker told SoundDiego in an email that “sad to say, we are shutting the doors down." The manager of the venue-associated Haven Boutique clothing store told SoundDiego that Voyeur hosted its final night on Sunday and that the store would be re-locating.
It's unclear, though, when, exactly, Voyuer will be shuttered -- there are still several events listed on its website through Dec. 5, when a Them Lost Boys show was scheduled as an LED Presents event (more on that later), but its possible the club has already closed for good.
In the last few years, Voyeur has hosted everyone in the EDM world from deadmau5 to Paul Oakenfold to Diplo to Martin Solveig, as well as just about every other big name in the dj/producer world. Fans who got past the velvet rope were guaranteed a night of big bass, an amazing LED wall and a packed house.
Both El Dorado Cocktail Lounge and LED Entertainment, which produced many of Voyeur's events, posted comments on social media connected to Voyeur. According to Sunday’s El Dorado post, "We are very bummed to hear that after tonight, Voyeur will be shutting its doors. They have been a huge factor in bringing some of the best dance music acts to San Diego and have supplied the city with some of the most fun parties. We are thankful to call Voyeur friends."
LED Presents -- which routinely hosted hugely successful EDM events at the venue -- had a slightly more cryptic tone to its post, implying that the club was simply could be going in a different direction, "Tonight will be the last event LED will produce at Voyeur. Earlier this year, management changes shifted the musical focus of Voyeur and it became apparent that LED would no longer be operating as we had in the past… We are excited about our new partnership with Goldenvoice, and you can be assured that we will continue to give San Diego the LED dope shows you’ve grown accustomed to."
Voyeur's Facebook page was burning up with comments from concerned fans and artists.
"Voyeur in San Diego is closing down.... We've had so much fun in that club!," the Swedish DJ duo Dada Live tweeted. "Thanks for all the memories."
"bye voyeur! I've had a great time spending evenings with you," posted Zach Hastings, a sentiment seconded by Bijan Borna: "I hope there will be another Voyeur waiting for me in the afterlife. See you tonight. I already miss you. </3"
And the official Voyeur Twitter account retweeted : "#oohkillem RT “@ImFigure: Honored to be playing the very last day @VoyeurSD is open. Going in!”'
SoundDiego made repeated attempts to contact Voyeur for an official statement but has yet to hear back.
Published at 2:17 PM PST on Nov 19, 2013