Local Nightclub Announces Closing After Ten Years In Downtown Shreveport
For ten years, one night club stood tall over the rest as Shreveport's party destination, even though the party took place underground.
Phoenix Underground will be closing it's elevator doors this weekend at 6:00 AM Sunday morning.Tim Huck, owner, is feeling mixed emotions about the club's closure, but is feeling no regrets and excited about the future.
I'm feeling a bunch of different emotions. Relieved, sad, grateful, but mostly, I feel lucky to have had the privilege of throwing parties for the greatest customer base in Shreveport-Bossier.
Ten years was the number I was pushing for. Clubs don't normally last that long. Times have changed and the club needs to change also. I have so much going on in my other businesses and personal life that I'm not the person to do it anymore.
When asked what's next for 600 Market St, Huck expects something big to come along.
Not sure exactly what is gonna happen with the club but you can bet it will be great. The space is amazing and in a great location in DOWNTOWN SHREVEPORT. A Phoenix was a mythical bird that rose up and the building will do the same.
The news is sad to an extent for me personally, considering I have been involved with the club for so long whether broadcasting live with K945 in 2010, or DJing the main room, which I've had the privilege to do for the past few years.
There may never be another nightlife destination as unique as Phoenix Underground, and whether you enjoyed the club or not, no one can deny it's success and impact on downtown Shreveport.
Having said that, Phoenix Underground has one last party to throw. Make plans to join us for the grand finale weekend, this weekend. Friday night, we'll have $5 cover with K945 listeners getting in free until 2:00 AM. Saturday night, expect a New Years Eve-type crowd as we say goodbye to one of the most popular and influential venues in Shreveport history.
Here's to the future!
It's has been an amazing 10 year run. Seems like yesterday I was picking out the colors for the Grand Opening. On the other hand, some days it seems like I have been there forever. I can't say I have zero regrets but I can say I believe I am leaving a better person and better businesses. I have made great friends that have become family. I look forward to the future both for me and for the building!
- Tim Huck