The little hippie bar that could, just can't any more.
An e-mail from Terrapin's booking and events manager Dave Eilers stated that the reason the bar will shut its doors is not a surprising one: It's a combination of a tough economy, prohibitively expensive liquor licensing, a costly lease and a fickle music scene.
And people calling it a hippie bar.
Though it started off as a bar known for the tie-dye tapestries on the walls and the crunchy jam bands on the stage, during the last couple of years, Terrapin had begun to shed that persona and was gaining a reputation as an eclectic music venue. Eilers said they'd started working on a campaign to change the bar's name to reflect that more diverse personality, but money and time ran out.
And although this isn't an easy decision, Eilers looks back on his time at Terrapin proudly.
"We have been running one of the better sounding rooms in town for a while and even got some decent stage lighting. We have a few more shows to put on before it's done with Ned Evett [Aug. 5-6] shining two nights in August, punctuating the final run."
Terrapin Station will close for good on Sunday, August 15.