2826 Arnetic Announces New Location and Grand Opening

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This morning, 2826 Arnetic owner Frank Maldonado and a crew began cleaning out what was left of the Deep Ellum venue, which is a lot. The art is still on the walls, the bar is still fully stocked, and not much has changed since they abruptly announced their closure last month.

Luckily, they've got until Friday to move everything out, which means they will have almost exactly two months to get it transferred over to their new Fort Worth location.

"July 19 will be the grand opening," Maldonado says as we talk inside the club. The new location will be open under the same name at 3000 Race Street near Dinos and Fuzzy's Tacos in Fort Worth. Local reggae act Fortunate Youth is scheduled to perform the inaugural gig.

"It's a happy moment for us to be moving to a bigger place," says Maldonado. "I just took the sign off the door."

The new venue in Fort Worth is in a 13,000-square-foot space, much larger than the 5,000 feet they had in Deep Ellum. Maldonado says all of the elaborate murals of Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Matthews and others -- part of the club's brand -- will be painted over, so whoever occupies the space next won't be able to use them.

Maldonado adds he doesn't know who will occupy the current space next. Derek Bartels at TXON, the Deep Ellum property owner that owns the space, can't say either, but he did offer this: "I've got three different parties interested, but I can't give out any details until I've got a signed lease."

When asked the nature of the three interested parties, Bartels answered: "Bar restaurants."

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I loved the place!! So glad they are getting out if the Hell Hole that use to be Deep Ellum. And moving to a much mote happining area in FUNKY TOWN.!!


The name apparently meant "Absolutely Reluctant iN Everything That Is Conforming".  I was absolutely reluctant to spend that much time with the type of pretentious "non-conformist" douches that frequented the place.



The world mourns. 

Wait. No one gives a shit about this place. Why are you writing about it?

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I wish Arnetic the best of luck in failing just as spectacularly in their new 13,000 ft space as they previously did in their 5,000 space.


Oh man.. KARMA's gonna bite you hard!! 

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