For over a decade, Middlesex has been at the epicenter of all manner of dancing, rocking, DJ’ing, special nights-ing, and all around revelry for those who stomp through the night with swelled chests and an inkling to get wild. They also served lunch.
Well, it appears that’s about to change as a notification that was sent out tonight by manager Nate Brown details the decision to make the shift, shut down at the end of December for some renovations, and what that means in the coming months. And remember: Change is as good as a holiday.
From the notification:
When we opened 10 years ago this month, our motto was “Lunch, Lounge, Live” and in the past 10 years we have adapted to fit many different kinds of events outside of those three. Some types of events fit better than others but nothing really ever fit perfectly. Being described as a schizophrenic space doesn’t have positive associations one would expect. The theme that has been most successful for us has always been the weekend dance club. Even then, some aspects of the space have been less than ideal for a busy dancing and drinking environment.
So it has been decided that in January 2015 Middlesex will be allocating all its energies to making Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights the most fun nights in Cambridge and will not be opening for regular business hours the remaining days of the week.
In the coming months MSEX will be going through some physical and metaphysical changes to appropriately embrace the nightclub scene so we can be as streamlined and fun as possible.
For those of you that host nights in the midweek, It has been a pleasure working with you. I know a few of you take off the month of December so in that case, November would be our last engagement. If you need a reference for your next venue, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Our last day of our current format will be 12/23 and we will be closed for the week to take care of some larger renovations and reopen to the public on Thursday January 1st as 12/31 NYE is rented for a private party.