We have just received word that Anthology has closed down.
The Little Italy venue was known throughout San Diego for its classy atmosphere and well-curated, jazz-oriented concerts. In a message sent to Owl and Bear, Anthology marketing manager Casey Pukl stated, “It is with great sadness that I send this email today to inform you that owner Howard Berkson announced today that Anthology has officially closed its doors and will not be reopening.”
Rumors of the venue’s imminent closing have circulated in recent months, but the news still seems very sudden. Adding to the rushed nature of the closing, Pukl also stated that she wasn’t sure when her email address would be deactivated and advised people to contact Berkson regarding any outstanding debts.
According to its website, Anthology had recently closed for “upgrades and repairs” and was set to reopen, though no future shows were scheduled on the venue’s calendar.
“Unfortunately no details were given,” Pukl told Owl and Bear when asked about the reason for the closure. “Yesterday we were told we’d be reopening February 1, and today we were told that was no longer the case, and we’d be closing for good.”
For our part, we’re sad to see the place go. We’ll provide more information as we receive it.
UPDATE: U-T San Diego reports that co-owners Howard and Marsha Berkson are divorcing.