Calgary’s Koi to close permanently this week

A Calgary restaurant and live music institution is closing 

Image of Koi via Facebook

After more than a decade serving as one of Calgary’s most beloved destinations for live music, local art, and inventive Asian fusion cuisine, Koi announced over social media this week that it will soon be closing its doors for good.

According to the post—which has since been met with a downpour of support—the owners of the building Koi currently resides in have decided on different plans for the space and have bought Koi owner Erin Penosky out of her lease. 

“Being able to watch the arts community flourish on the Koi stage is the reward for the love that I put into this space,” Penosky wrote on the Koi Instagram post. “It’s magical! The joy that it has brought me to work with some of the most talented musicians and artists over the years is overwhelming.”


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To close out its final week, Koi will be hosting a variety of its popular programming with Fish Bowl Comedy taking place tonight, a spoken word poetry night on Thursday, back-to-back live performances from The Gin Joint Jazz Band and The Emblematics with Elyse Szabo and The Local Strays on Friday, and a farewell open jam on Saturday. 

Koi will be open until Saturday from 5 p.m. till late.