News Showbox Rumor
posted by November 26 at 18:59 PMon
The never-ending rumor about the Showbox on First Avenue between Pike and Union is that the lease is up and the club is being booted—and in come the condos. Yawn.
However, today’s rumor was a bit more startling: The club had been flat out sold.
I just talked to a high-level staffer at the music club and he said “I haven’t heard that.”
I asked him if the club was still in owner Jeff Steichen’s hands, and he said: “Yes.”
I’ve got a call in to Steichen to see if that’s accurate.
The King County Assessor’s office shows no sign of a recent sale.
Update: Another staffer just told us that it’s, “Just a rumor,” and it’s coming from the fact that the club’s lease will be up in 2009, and there’s talk that they may just consolidate their business at their SoDo location near the stadiums.