The Masquerade faces new struggles to relocate intown music venue


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Exactly where and when The Masquerade music venue will find a long-term home in Atlanta still isn’t clear.

But the popular outlet won’t be moving to the site it planned on Atlanta’s Westside, according to the home builder who sued to stop the project.

As part of a recent settlement of the lawsuit, the club’s owner agreed not to relocate to the site picked out on Fairmont Road in an area known as Blandtown or West Midtown, said Steve Brock of Brock Built Homes.

Particulars of the settlement are confidential, but Brock said it didn’t include any exchange of money.

The Masquerade’s management didn’t respond to requests for comment Monday and Tuesday.

Brock had fought the club's relocation near where he is building homes. The Masquerade, which uses three stages named Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, has struggled with the shift from its current long-time spot on North Avenue near the Atlanta Beltline and Ponce City Market. The club leased the North Avenue location, which now is part of a larger planned redevelopment.

Particulars of The Masquerade’s move keep shifting.

With the lawsuit looming, management had announced plans to temporarily relocate the venue to Kenny's Alley at Underground Atlanta. That move was delayed to Nov. 4.

It has since been bumped back farther. Greg Green told the AJC via email that the situation remains "fluid," with shows through the weekend of Nov. 13 are slated for the North Avenue location.

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