Somerville’s Thunder Road has announced it will not re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Union Square bar and live music space posted the news to Facebook this afternoon (August 29), announcing its “permanent closing” and thanking guests for nearly five years of memories. The post cited challenges in keeping the venue afloat “at this time,” likely referencing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Launched by former Harpers Ferry owner Charlie Abel in 2015 in the former space that housed rock club Radio, Thunder Road was home to a host of live local music, as well as resident dance parties and music-themed brunch events. In September of last year, its building at 379 Somerville Ave. was eyed for redevelopment.