While Maine has a lot of great restaurants and bars, the state does not have very many legit nightclubs.  Now, it is about to have one fewer.

According to WABI, Bangor's Half Acre Nightclub will soon close its doors for good.

The announcement was made by Patrick Brann, the club's owner.  In the post, he indicated that the choice to close was his.  It was not due to pressure from the neighbors or city.

The post, on the nightclub's Facebook page says, in part:

Hello Acre Nation! After very much thought, consideration, and a heavy heart, that I have made the decision to close Half Acre Nightclub indefinitely. Over the past 11 years I have had the pleasure to work with and meet so many fantastic people, whom I have come to see as family. This decision doesn’t stem from local government, neighbors, or lack of success. This a personal choice for me as it’s time for me to move on to the next adventure. Thank you all for a successful and fun 11 years. As always, have fun and be safe! THANK YOU ACRE!!

Over the years, Brann has operated several other successful businesses, including Penobscot Pour House.

Over the last few years, there have been several incidents near the nightclub, which is located at 190 Harlow Street in Bangor.  In early 2020, a man was stabbed to death outside the club.

And, more recently, according to WABI, four men were arrested in connection with an April 2022 shooting outside the nightclub.

While it did not specifically say, the post seems to indicate that the closure was effective immediately.

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