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Mere Words Cannot Mark the End of FUR Nightclub, But We Can Try

Washington sleaze pyramid FUR Nightclub has been marked for death since some Swedes with NoMa apartment dreams bought it in January. In a blog post Wednesday, Fur's operators acknowledged that the club will close in late 2014 or early 2015. In explaining that, they displayed a remarkable, Charles Darnay-like sense of self-sacrifice: FUR must die so that Washington can live. "Like all entertainment venues before us that have etched a moment in time, Fur Nightclub will too be closing its doors in the winter of 2014/2015 to make way for the continued growth of our city," the blog post reads.

The post continues in a similar heroic/tragic vein. Management promises "an epic adventure" in the club's remaining two years.

Obviously this will mean big changes at FUR, but according to the website, tonight's FUR slumber party—no cover for girls in pajamas before midnight—is still on.

Photo by Flickr user pravin8 via Creative Commons license

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