Barrie's Foxx Lounge Shuts Down Permanently Due to COVID-19
The "Rock Bar and Hotdoggery" has closed after 13 years in business
Published Apr 30, 2020After 13 years in operation, Barrie's foremost rock music venue, the Foxx Lounge, has announced its closure due to ongoing financial strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dunlop Street venue broke the news late last night (April 29) via Facebook, writing a heartfelt goodbye to its many patrons and regular acts.
"We've been sitting in the middle of this place for days talking about all the life that has happened between these walls," the Foxx crew wrote in their announcement. "So much happiness, a few tears, immensely huger than life friendships, marriages, celebrating new life, gathering to support one another after lives lost. This place means everything to us! We appreciate and have never taken for granted what an amazing journey this has been."
The venue was scheduled to showcase a number of classic acts in the upcoming months, including D.O.A., Cancer Bats and Dead Tired, the Creepshow and more.
Over the years, the venue had been host to B.A. Johnston, Brand of Sacrifice, Merloaded, the Discarded, Kaleidoscope Horse, the Flatliners, the Planet Smashers, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Buzz Deluxe, Tallies and numerous other local and international music and comedy acts.
See the venue's announcement below.