Bienville Club Closing After 45 Years

Bienville Club Closing After 45 Years

Bienville Club Closing After 45 Years

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MOBILE, Alabama -

The Bienville Club in downtown Mobile is officially closing. Manager Dave Macpherson says the membership has dwindled over the years, going from 1400 members in 1999 to just 300 currently.

The club, which has been a Mobile tradition for 45 years will close it's doors Friday. 21 employees will lose their job.

Macpherson says a drop in rent is to blame for the closing. He says rent went from $6600 a month to $14,000.

In March members were asked to each pay $200 to cover back rent. At that time more than 100 members resigned.

We will have more on this story Thursday on News 5 This Morning.

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