Nile Theatre, Long Wong's, Jugheads, PHiX, and Other Major Openings and Closings in 2010

Big changes took place in the Valley's nightlife landscape, to say the least. Music venues, nightspots, and dance clubs alike all entered and exited the scene. The loss of some (say like Jugheads, PHiX, or the Copper State Tavern) were mourned greatly, while other more reviled establishments (Club Mardi Gras) saw folks pissing on their graves.

Meanwhile, 2010 saw the coming of a new batch of live music options to the East Valley, include the Nile Theatre, 910 Live, The Underground, and Long Wong's.

Here's a complete rundown of which places came and went, as well as some of the bigger openings and closings.

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