Vieux Carre, the St. Paul basement jazz club, to close this month

The Vieux Carre has been operating for five years.
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St. Paul basement jazz club Vieux Carré is closing down after five years in the city.

An announcement from the club was released on Friday, saying the "very difficult decision" was taken because the club hasn't been able to "establish the level of consistent business needed to justify its continuation."

The club opened in 2014 in St. Paul's Hamm Building at 408 St. Peter Street, taking over the space vacated by the Artists' Quarter.

Owned and operated by the team behind the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, it styled itself as a New Orleans-style speakeasy, offering "creole-inspired plates and craft cocktails."

It has been a regular host for performances during the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and will host acts for the final time for this year's festival, between June 20-22.

It will then close its doors for the final time at the end of June.

The bar was just this past April voted the best jazz club in the Twin Cities by City Pages readers.

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