CopperGatevikingThe Copper Gate in Ballard which has been hosting music in the … ahem … “back room” … has been sold. Its last operating day will be Sunday, June 30. The new owners are locally-based and will have a new concept and a different name for the venue.

“We enjoyed serving people for seven years. It’s been a good run,” says the owners of Copper Gate. “We would like to thank our loyal customers, our staff, the musicians who performed at our space, and Ballard for having us. We had a great time having the place and we wish the new owners the best.”

A celebration will be held every day starting at 5 p.m. until Copper Gate closes its doors after the day’s business is complete on Sunday, June 30. Copper Gate invites everyone (21 and over) to come and hang out. Events will be posted on its Facebook page at

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