Through the years, the Orbit Room has hosted some of the biggest acts in hard rock and alternative music. It was well known in the mid/late 90's for a weekly "teen night." Usually, when it wasn't functioning as a concert venue, its main purpose was that of a "club."
Years ago, the Orbit Room hosted such acts as Disturbed, Korn, Tool, and even Jerry Seinfeld! I also remember a great promotion with KLQ (back when it was a great station, around the year 2000) known as the Bud Light Blind Date, where a nationally renowned band would play a private show for contest winners. Locally, that event always took place at the Orbit Room.
Things really went downhill it seemed following the 2013 passing of its longtime owner, Don Dorshimer.
https://www.mlive.com/entertainment/gra ... ith_d.html
Well, evidently within the past 24-48 hours, signs have been posted on the venue's doors that it is "closed," and in fact, is evidently in violation of local fire & safety codes!
WOODTV reports the following:
Story:On Monday afternoon, the owner said the club hasn't yet officially closed, but that its future seems grim. The owner said all shows for January have been canceled. A source told 24 Hour News 8 the venue has been liquidating assets.
https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapid ... 1681304912