The venue made this official announcement via Facebook:
There’s not much to say, or more to the point, there’s very little that can help dismiss or wish away the news that everyone is posting about. But it is true. Lydia’s has closed it’s doors, and it it’s been a good, long run. Trying to answer anyone’s questions about explanations for the reasons is going to be futile. There are no immediate answers, and in the best possible way, all that can be said is there were a lot of good times, and we’d like to be remembered as that place where good times were had. Thanks, everyone. You all made it happen.
Numerous local and touring acts had played at the bar over the course of its existence, including those who played the recent Metal Monday nights.
Lydia’s also hosted the wildly popular Tonight It’s Poetry series, and events such as MoSoFest and the Ness Creek Music Festival auditions.
Total bummer – Lydia’s, you will be missed.
Already there is a flood of responses on social media sites.