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Afterlife in Scottsdale Now Closed

Members of the 18-and-over crowd looking for late-night thrills won't be lining up outside of Afterlife in Scottsdale this weekend, or any other weekend. The Old Town all-ages and after-hours dance club closed for good within the last week, which means the underage partiers will have to look elsewhere.

Afterlife proprietor Aron Mezo told Jackalope Ranch that the closing was due to the fact that he wasn't able to broker a lease agreement with the new property owner, who had recently purchased the building that hosts the club. As a consequence, he was forced to pull the plug and vacate the premises.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.