Initial reports had the club closing in January or February. Instead, it’ll extend into mid-March before its 309-person capacity, 3,900-square foot building renovates to become a three-story housing complex and ground-floor commercial space.
“It’s time for a change,” owner Carla DeLellis told the Globe last summer, stressing that it was a personal decision, and not a financial one, to close the club. “It’s not that the money is bad, it’s that my other options are better, and it’s very hard work,” she added.
In recent weeks, Johnny D’s has been celebrating its legacy with a Local Legends series, pairing up classic Boston acts (Robin Lane & the Chartbusters, Jon Butcher Axis, the Stompers) with newer bands and artists (Ruby Rose Fox, Goddamn Draculas). The series continues tomorrow (Friday, January 29) with John Cafferty And the Beaver Brown Band.