Zeldas Nightclub in Palm Springs will be permanently closing their doors after 43 years in business, club management announced via Facebook.
The Palm Springs City Council voted to closed Zeldas for at least 45 days on March 20. This came after a string of violence at the club. Palm Springs Police said they have received at least six violent calls from the nightclub in the last two years.
One of the most recent violent calls occurred on Jan. 20 which resulted in a shooting that left a 21-year-old dead and a 14-year-old hospitalized.
Councilmember J.R. Roberts sent a statement regarding the closure to News Channel 3 Friday afternoon. Roberts was one of the four councilmembers that voted to revoke the nightclub’s permit for at least 45 days.
I’m surprised the owners decided to close Zelda’s given how hard they worked to keep us from shutting them down due to their safety violations and the amount of violence that took place inside and in the parking lot of the club. I’m guessing they’ll reopen in a new place or change their name in the current location . Either way we’ll be watching them closely. We never like to see businesses close but given how many people were hurt and how many police visits were necessary it’s clear they need to rethink how they manage and operate their business.
Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon, the lone councilmember to not vote to close the nightclub, told News Channel 3, ” My fear is that the people who created the problems at Zelda will move to other venues. ”
Post on Zeldas Facebook page:
It’s with great sadness we announce that after 43 Years we will be closing our doors. 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.