Popular Dance and Night Club Jungle Atlanta To Shutter

Jungle Atlanta's new landlord won't renew the 13-year-old club's lease.

UPDATE (March 27, 2018): Midtown Tavern Has Been Purchased By Jungle Owner, Could Become ‘Greenhouse’

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Jungle Atlanta is being forced out by booming development in the area, according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page Thursday.

The popular dance and nightclub will shutter for good mid-November after 13 years in business.

“Sadly, the time has come to announce that Jungle will be closing in mid-November,” Richard Cherskov, Jungle Atlanta’s managing owner, said in the social media post.

“I’ve tried everything to convince our new building owners to renew our lease, but the fact remains that they feel our business is not compatible with the new apartments they are building next door.”

The new landlords won’t even allow the club to be opened while the new apartments are being built, he said.

“I understand developers have a right to develop, but it still stings.”

Leading up to the closure, and in conjunction with Atlanta Pride, the club put together this lineup of performers and events:

09/23 – R4H Main Event – Blacklow
09/30 – Wussy Mag – Pearl
10/07 – Angel X – DreamTeam
10/11 – Randy Rainbow (Lost N Found Youth)
10/13 – Pride Friday – Drew G & Evah Destruction (host)
10/14 – Pride Saturday – Joe Gauthreux
10/21 – Wacked Out Black Out
10/27 – Secret Partys Halloween
10/28 – Halloween: The End is Near – Cindel
11/04 – Angel X – DreamTeam
11/11 – Abel (with GA Boy Productions)

“For me, these past seven years running Jungle Atlanta have been fun, challenging, frustrating, exhausting, and rewarding. Nightlife has changed so much in such a short time, but some things remain comfortingly familiar: the pounding music, the vibrant performers, and the thrill of the chase. I hope you’ll continue to support Atlanta nightlife in all its various forms.”

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak