The Blue Note, Mojo's sale spurs social media reaction

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 7:11 p.m. CDT; updated 8:12 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA — The king is selling his palace, and the public has responded.

Richard King, owner of The Blue Note, announced Wednesday that he is selling that venue and its sister stage, Mojo's, to a pair of businessmen in Wisconsin. Matt Gerding and Scott Leslie are expected to close on the deal in October.

Public response was positive for the most part, with many offering congratulations to King for his contributions to Columbia's music scene over the years.

Others wished a well future for the venue and its new owners.

At least one person found the news bittersweet.

How did you feel about King's decision to pass on Columbia's most treasured concert venue? Tweet at @CoMissourian or comment below with your response.

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