The Louisville Improv has shuttered. It's the 2.5th venue to shut down at Fourth Street Live in less than a month, following The Pub and the temporary closing of Mozzaria (which, like the phoenix, is set to rise again as Quattro in mid-January). Rumor has it, if one more Fourth Street Live business goes under, Bruce Springsteen will write an acoustic song about the block.
Update: WHAS11 is reporting that "The Tavern is set to open in its place in the summer of 2013. The Tavern will be expanding from approximately 20,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet incorporating the former Improv Comedy Club. The Tavern will add a live music room called Tavern Hall."
While the comedy club's phone number has been disconnected, a statement on the club's Facebook page reads,
We are saddened to announce that we have closed our doors. Thank you Louisville for a great 3+ years, you are a wonderful city.
Comments after the message have been split between fans of the club, folks complaining about the overpriced drinks and one guy who's wondering what will happen to his office Christmas party, which was scheduled there this Thursday. If you know the answer, please respond to him. Otherwise who knows where they'll have Secret Santa?
·Cautionary tale: Investor reveals the madness behind Mozzaria meltdown [Insider Louisville]
·The Pub Closes after Cordish Clash, Fourth Street Live's Down to Just 12 Drinking Venues [Eater Louisville]