(Update 3:49 p.m.)—After a nearly 17-year run, the Recher Theatre, a well-known Towson concert venue, is closing its doors.
The Recher family, which owns the venue and the attached bar and restaurant The Rec Room, plans to convert the space into a nightclub called Torrent Lounge.
"The [nightclub] scene is doing much better," said Brian Recher, who co-owns the spot with his brothers Steve Recher and Scott Recher. "The younger kids are going toward the DJ scene more."
The Rechers have already started the first phase of the transition by revamping patio space at the venue.
Brian Recher said additional renovations for Torrent Lounge will start in late-March, and band performances will continue until that time.
An opening date for the new lounge has not yet been set.
The Recher brothers opened the concert venue, which has hosted local and national musicians from a variety of genres, in 1996. The building was previously the historic Towson Theatre.