Lincoln’s Vega Closes its Doors; Owners To Reopen The Royal Grove

The Royal Grove on West Cornhusker Highway will reopen under the ownership of the current Vega owners. Photo credit: Unknown

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 – Vega owners Eli and Carrie Mardock announced this morning on Facebook. The Facebook post stated they will move to the Royal Grove in January and will run the club at 340 West Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln, Nebraska under its original name.

“Originally established in 1933, The Royal Grove has a long and legendary history,” the Mardocks wrote on Vega’s Facebook feed. “We’re excited to carry on the legacy of this historic Lincoln club.”

The original Royal Grove opened at 315 Second St. The Cornhusker Highway location was built and opened in 1967. The Royal Grove closed in 2005 when it became Uncle Ron’s, a country bar. It made a return in 2009, but has been closed for the last two years.

The final show at Vega, the music venue an half block from Pinnacle Bank Arena, will be New Year’s Eve with AZP, Funk Trek and BOTH.

The club on the second floor of The Railyard in the Haymarket opened October 30, 2013. Initially operating as a restaurant by day, club by night, the venue dropped food service. It held shows by Lincoln bands and solo artists, as well as acclaimed national and international touring groups and artists such as Mark Kozelek, Young Fathers, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mushroomhead (twice), Misfits’ guitarist Doyle (twice), L.A. Witch, CJ Ramone, Wayland and Saving Abel.

“We’re excited to carry on the legacy of this historic Lincoln club. The past four years at Vega have been amazing, and we want to thank all our friends, family, customers & employees for making it such a wonderful time in our lives,” the Mardocks wrote.

Be sure to give The Royal Grove on Facebook a Like – RIGHT HERE. A lot updates to come, they stated.