Axis Nightclub Receives Bomb Threat During Grand Opening, Will Make it Up to Patrons

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

The staff of Axis Nightclub says they're sorry and extremely frustrated that their Grand Opening celebration was cut short by a bomb threat.

Club officials say around 10:45pm Saturday -- just when the club was filled to capacity -- they received a call from someone who said the building would blow up in an hour.

They called the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, who arrived on scene shortly thereafter and evacuated the club.

Axis says many patrons were forced to go outside without their jackets, keys, or credit cards while deputies searched the building. They found nothing and the club was able to reopen just after 11:45, but by then most of those people had left.

To make up for it, Axis says it is hosting a Spring Break party on Wednesday night and will buy everyone's first drink.

"We just hope that people can come out and have a great time and enjoy this new venture instead of trying to put us out of business our first night," said Luke Jonathan Richards, Marketing and Promotions Director for Axis.

Axis says authorities do have several leads and the club will take legal action against whoever made the call. Club officials say if you were there Saturday night and need to pick up items or settle tabs, you can call them at 243-AXIS.

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