The sale was announced on Monday on the Hermosa Beach venue’s Facebook page in a post that included a quote from the late Kenny Rogers.
“Nothing lasts forever, and as our friend Kenny used to say — “You gotta know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em,” So much has happened and its so far from being over, that four childhood friends just couldn’t figure out how to make the music last through this pandemic. We’ve had thousands of shows here, and whatever moves in next will never take those memories away. Serious inquires only,” the post reads.
The post includes a picture of the venue’s marquee announcing that the club is for sale and a phone number to call for information.
Sanford did not immediately return a call for comment but he also posted about the sale on his own Facebook page.
“So many unbelievable bands, so many great people met through the love of music, and life lessons learned that I’ll never forget — all through a place that I truly believe made the South Bay just a little bit better and nicer. This pandemic has been real. For all the small business owners that have struggled along, my heart is with you,” part of the post reads.
Located at 147 Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach, the approximately 300-capacity venue opened more than 10 years ago and hosted nearly nightly live music events featuring touring acts as well as tribute bands.
Like other live music venues, Saint Rocke had to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The live music industry has been decimated by the coronavirus, with concert venues and festivals shut down until the final stage of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s multiphase plan, which will be reached when there is a vaccine or treatment for the virus and the stay-at-home order is lifted. The state is currently in stage 2 of the plan, and Newsom shut down more indoor operations of businesses, including gyms, and indoor churches on Monday, July 13, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
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