WILMINGTON — Early Wednesday morning The Blue Eyed Muse in downtown Wilmington closed abruptly, citing structural issues in the Market Street building leased by the venue. That afternoon the venue released a statement on its Facebook page.
The release reads:
“We very much regret to inform you that all upcoming shows at The Blue Eyed Muse must be cancelled.
“On Saturday, September 16th, an extensive inspection of our leased facility was performed. As a result of that inspection we became aware of a number of serious structural and safety code violations at the facility. With this in mind, and because the safety and well-being of our customers, performers and staff is of paramount importance, we feel we have no choice but to suspend all upcoming shows.
“All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. For those who purchased tickets online, expect a refund within 5-7 business days. For those who purchased tickets at our box office with cash, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the name of the show for further instruction.
“We are still investigating the details and ramifications of this situation at our facility, but we wanted to let you know about this as soon as we could. At this point, we do not anticipate being able to resume business. We will let you know if things change. Thank you.”