Less than a week after the city of Palm Springs voted to temporarily shutdown Zelda’s nightclub, the night spot has announced it is closing its doors for good.
“It’s with great sadness we announce that after 43 Years we will be closing our doors,” the announced in a Facebook post. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to give the people of Palm Springs a place for Drinking, Dancing and Fun since 1977. It’s truly been an honor to serve so many generations of amazing people. Thank you for all the wonderful memories.”
The post is not embeddable, so here’s a screengrab:
The council had voted 4 to 1 vote to suspend the club’s conditional use permit for at least 45 days – in which a better security plan would have had to be implemented and approved by the city and the Palm Springs Police Department.
The vote followed several incidents in the parking lot of the club, located in the Sun Center, including a fatal shooting in January. Security cameras in the parking lot were not working during the shooting and other incidents, Palm Springs Police said in a three-age letter.
Zelda’s had been operating in Palm Springs since 1977.