The Triple Rock is closing and people are bummed

A blow for the Twin Cities music scene.
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A blow for the Twin Cities music scene.
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It's been a hell of a ride for the the Triple Rock Social Club, but it's coming to an end next month.

The musical staple in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood was opened in 1998 by Erik and Gretchen Funk, of Minneapolis punk rock band the Dillinger Four.

But the venue announced on Monday that it will be closing after November 22, with no reason given for its closure.

Related:A eulogy for the Triple Rock Social Club

"We are proud to have been part of an amazing time in the Twin Cities Music scene," it said on Facebook. "We have had more than our fair share of legendary performances and events, watched numerous local artists get their start on our stage, and hosted the Minneapolis debuts of countless national acts.

"We want to thank all the customers, bands, and artists who have been a part of this place over the years."

The bar has been a favorite on the Twin Cities music scene since opening, with a focus on punk, indie rock and hip-hop, with a strong commitment to local music.

A live music venue was added in 2003 that has played host to scores of up-and-coming bands.

Its restaurant has also won praise over the years for its vegetarian and vegan selection, winning CityPages "Best vegetarian-friendly restaurant" award in the 2010 Best of Twin Cities.

News of its impending closure has spread quickly, and people are pretty bummed.

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