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The Refuge Shuts Down as a South Bay Music Venue

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PinUp Productions, a local music booking company, announced that Cupertino church and music venue The Refuge will no longer play host to live music.

The Refuge is a church hall that is a part of the Good Sam Church in Cupertino. PinUp Productions set up a variety of local music shows there for more than four years, from their Battle of the Bands to punk and metal shows. Some shows at The Refuge attracted up to 400 people. The church hall, however, was in close proximity to homes and businesses and neighbors frequently complained about loitering and noise late at night.

Last week Good Sam Church was informed by a sheriff that they would no longer be able to host non-ministry events, according to PinUp Productions. A meeting was scheduled between surrounding business, residents, Good Sam staff and the PinUp Productions staff to discuss the problems. Good Sam, however, was informed that they would not be able to host any further music events before said meeting took place.

PinUp still plans to book shows in the South Bay and plans to expand into the East Bay.

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