Well that's kind of a bummer. After celebrating the 79th bday of the Showbox in Seattle yesterday, it was announced today that the music venue will be demolished to build a residential building for 400+ units.
The Showbox has hosted an array of shows from Coldplay to Kesha, to Maroon 5 and Daft Punk among many others. It has been a landmark in Seattle for nearly 80 years.
Needless to say, but residents of Seattle are not thrilled for a couple of reasons. Comments on The Strangers IG below expressed their unhappiness about more towers being built in downtown Seattle at the expense of some of their favorite landmarks.
Yesterday, the Showbox turned 79. Today, its demolition was announced. All cities change, but the scope and pace of the change Seattle is currently undergoing is often breathtaking. Just yesterday, KIRO reported that it was the 79th anniversary of the Showbox opening its doors. The club has undergone many incarnations as a venue (nightclub, movie theater, burlesque house, comedy club), but has managed to survive. Then, today, the Daily Journal of Commerce reported that "Vancouver, B.C.-based Onni Group has filed plans to build a 44-story tower with 442 residential units on the Showbox property." - SEAN NELSON 📸 by Kelly O