There were long lines outside the House of Blues for what would be its last concert-- local favorite Steel Panther.The Sunset Strip hot spot played host to a Who's Who in music, but soon those memories will be all that is left.
"It's sad because it seems like the culture of rock and roll is disappearing and when I take this away what are they putting up?" said patron a Josh James.
A Saudi Arabian developer that owns the land plans to break ground on a luxury hotel and condo by the end of this year, displacing this beloved tenant of more than two decades. HOB plans to reopen in another undisclosed location within a year.
A treasure trove of Music memorabilia will be salvaged before the building is torn down--
"A lot of the art on the wall a lot of the artifacts is coming with us, " says HOB spokesperson Dave Fortin.
But many fear the loss of this club may forever change the music scene -- and the soul of Sunset Boulevard.
"They should keep this here this is the Sunset Strip. You come here for the Whiskey, the Roxy, and HOB. It's a shame especially to put a hotel," said one patron.
Comedian Dean Delray said " It always ruins art. That's the problem whenever money happens the art goes away then you have a bunch of hotels with nothing to do."