Sad news for the Amsterdam nightlife scene. Almost a year after the now legendary club Trouw closed its doors another infamous club bites the dust. Studio 80 will close later this year after being sold unexpectedly to a new owner, who will ‘rebuild and re-open the club with a new team and direction’.
According to a press release issued tonight Studio 80 owner Duncan Stutterheim’s decision to sell the club was ‘a personal one’. ‘After having dealt with a difficult period earlier this year due to selling his company ID&T to the now rapidly dwindling SFX conglomerate, Stutterheim’s passion for nightlife culture had been decreasing over the past few months. This led him to recently give up his position as chairman of the board, after which he made the decision to sell the location before the end of the year.’
The press release continues: ‘Studio 80 has been run by an incredibly close-knit team who went about their jobs with an excess amount of love and dedication. It’s no secret that the news came as a sudden shock, leaving everyone behind devastated. Without a doubt, many of Studio 80’s loyal visitors from all over the world will share the same feeling.’
Studio 80 will be open for another five weeks, with a variety of guests that includes Tom Trago, Jackmaster, Regis, Young Marco and Bambounou.
Check out Studio 80’s official website for more info.