"We regret to inform you that Artmosphere Café will be closing its doors on Saturday, April 25, 2009. "
This was the Facebook blog post I read from Artmosphere owner Dyrell Madison last week. With a heavy heart, I read the comments from area folks who know and love the artsy urban hang spot that has featured some of the best independent music over the few years of its lifespan.
"Two thumbs down with a sad face," wrote poet Dehijia Maat who has hosted a Tuesday night jam session at the spot for the past several months.
Located in the Gateway Arts District in Mt. Ranier, Md, Artmosphere had a difficult time staying afloat in these troubled economic times, wrote Madison.
Madison is still allowing folks to reserve the space for shows until the cafe's closing in April. You can contact him at 301-927-2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.