The hosted its last show Sunday, according to co-owner Gus Semertgis.
Newsday reported Tuesday night that Semertgis is in the midst of a deal to turn the concert venue into a “sports-bar, food-related” venture, potentially a Canz-a-Citi Roadhouse, which already has locations in Westbury, Patchogue and Astoria.
The sudden closure has left promoters, like Rick Eberle, scrambling to find other Long Island venues for the Crazy Donkey's full schedule of fall shows.
Eberle spoke to Patch in April about the , specifically about how the venue "really gives back to the struggling musician." He continued booking shows at Crazy Donkey through the summer, which he has done for years, before finding out officially it was closing this weekend.
The Crazy Donkey opened in 2002 and has hosted hundreds of since, from bands like Brand New to House of Pain.
Semertgis told Newsday the club struggled with due to the economy and higher insurance rates and rent.
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