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SF Weekly's art-music-culture blog All Shook Down reports that North Beach nightspot Jazz at Pearl's will be closing at the end of April, almost four years to the day that its last incarnation called it quits. We can't say the imminent shuttering is a particular surprise, seeing as how we mused that the place might be on its last legs back in the fall (repeated ticket giveaways will do that). Nonetheless, the best part of the shuttering here is, without a doubt, the teary farewell letter from owner and singer Kim Nalley. It's melodrama galore at its best; the waterworks follow the hop:
Via All Shook Down:
Greetings,· Breaking News: Jazz at Pearl's to close at the end of April (Again!) [ASD]
It has become clear that despite my best efforts I will be unable to gain sole ownership of Pearl's and the lease. Jazz at Pearl's will close at the end of April.
While it is in human nature to blame someone or something for this tragedy, I would prefer to direct everyone's attention instead to the wonderful run that we have had, the staff of Jazz at Pearl's whose hard work and loyalty helped keep the club doors open, the great musicians and patrons that have stepped through the door and everyone that helped make this venue wonderful.
I am sure there will be many people that wish to help but trust me I would not be making this announcement if I thought there was any glimmer of hope. And although I have had many people that want me to open another place from scratch, I think that it is time to direct my focus back to my singing career once Pearl's closes and hopefully I will be seeing you in all the old familiar places.
Thank you for your support.