Martinis Above Fourth takes its final bow
San Diego theater fans are mourning the permanent closure of Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, a popular Hillcrest cabaret space where local musical theater artists, jazz bands and touring national artists had performed over the past 10 years.
Martinis closed in mid-March due to the pandemic and was never able to reopen. In a post on Facebook, the owners said they couldn’t see how to reopen and survive in the COVID-19 era, so they will instead file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation. The supper club’s longtime piano bar entertainer, Don LeMaster-Hable, said he was speechless at the latest club closure.
“Honestly I don’t even know what to say,” LeMaster-Hable wrote on Facebook. “Lots of wonderful memories will stay close to my heart! Inn At The Park, Caliph and now another one bites the dust. It’s a sad day.”
Pam Kragen writes about theater for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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