The pandemic has added to the troubles of a popular country nightclub in the Conejo Valley which was the scene of a 2018 attack which left 12 people dead. The future of the building which housed the Borderline Bar and Grill is a question mark, but the club owner is determined to keep the club open elsewhere in the community.
Since the attack the building on Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks has remained closed, with an impromptu memorial outside. Club owner Bryan Hynes says his lease ran out last month. He told KCLU News had he rebuilt, he would have lost it to the pandemic.
The owners of the building are looking at options for the building from remodeling to tearing it down, and rebuilding. Earlier this week, families and friends of the victims of the attack removed many of the mementos from the front of the building.
But, Hynes is hoping the Borderline name will live on. After the attack, the Borderline used the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills for weekly dance events.
And, Hynes leased a space in Agoura Hills where he opened the BL Dancehall and Saloon, a smaller scale club.
Both places have been closed by the COVID-19 crisis.
Borderline had a strong, loyal following of hundreds of country dance fans, and Hynes is hoping to give them a place to dance again once the pandemic eases.