All-ages music venue The Irenic forced to shut down by the city of San Diego

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North Park’s recently re-opened The Irenic music venue has officially been ordered to shutdown by the City of San Diego as of September 2019.⁣⁣⁣
After running in operation for nearly six years, the unique North Park venue cited “zoning restrictions” as the reason for the closure, likely a result of neighborhood noise and nuisance complaints similar to those received by the nearby Observatory North Park.⁣⁣⁣
According to the church / venue, the forced closure has violated their “rights as a faith community to use our property to both bless the community and generate income to support our ministry,” and the church is now “seeking legal counsel on how to proceed. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to begin hosting events again soon.”⁣⁣⁣
Although the church briefly halted its music venue in 2017 due to internal staffing changes, the concert hall re-opened in early 2018, hosting hundreds of acts such as our Leikeli47 show in June.⁣⁣
To show your support in the re-opening of the venue, the church has called on the community to reach out to Councilmember Chris Ward to voice their grievances and demands regarding the unfortunate news.