Dec. 12, 2008 at 5:34pm

Anyone know what happened to "The Muse?"

Locked up and emptied out

The Muse was an ambitious new coffeehouse on Sixth Avenue, with live music on the weekends and open mics on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This Thursday (yesterday), they were scheduled to have a concert with a couple of national touring acts. We showed up, only to find the place locked down and dark.

Today, I walked by and got a peek inside. Everything is gone ... sound system, seating, everything.

The website says it's "closed for maintenance ... come back again soon."

Anyone know anything? I was hoping to play there, doggone it! Tacoma has precious few paying venues for musicians. It was exciting to see one arrive and disappointing to see it disappear so quickly.

comments [8]  |  posted under Mujsic, Tacoma, The Muse


by jenyum on 12/12/2008 @ 8:13pm
Their website is also "close for maintenance and cleaning." Interesting. We'll see what develops.

by izenmania on 12/12/2008 @ 10:02pm
Makes me wonder if maybe they got hit by inspectors.

by JeepersJulie on 12/12/2008 @ 11:30pm
not again...

by Dmitri on 12/13/2008 @ 9:30am
Most negative inspections give a list of things to fix. Complete abandonment of the premises within 24 hours in less typical, I would think.

Gone is what they are.

by izenmania on 12/13/2008 @ 10:06pm
Well, it was mostly the "maintenance and cleaning" note that made me wonder about inspection.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 12/30/2008 @ 1:31am
Did the Muse ever reopen after their maintenance and cleaning?

by jenyum on 12/30/2008 @ 8:43am
Doesn't look like it, everything was shut up tight when we drove by last night. I emailed one of the owners for comment and never heard back.

by intacoma on 12/30/2008 @ 9:47am
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone
And another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust


Don Izenman ... retired mailman ... occasional musician ... proud father ... happily married (this time for sure!) ... contented non-driver ... interested in all things local and all things Tacoma. Oh yeah ... food, beer, and wine!

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