Back to the Bible shuts down entertainment complex

The skateboarders can't order hot beverages or attend concerts at Edge64 anymore, but they still have their skate park.
2007-11-28T18:00:00Z Back to the Bible shuts down entertainment complexJEFF KORBELIK / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
November 28, 2007 6:00 pm  • 

The skateboarders can’t order hot beverages or attend concerts at Edge64 anymore, but they still have their skate park.

Back to the Bible closed the coffee house and concert hall inside the entertainment complex at 64th Street and Cornhusker Highway about two months ago for financial reasons, according to Tammy Weisert, vice president of media/communications.

“Basically it’s just like any other business … you want to operate in the black at some point, but we just weren’t seeing it,” she said.

The skate park is still open 4-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

The $1 million complex, with a 500-person capacity, opened in March 2006. It was under the nonprofit organization’s umbrella, but it operated separately and for profit.

When it started, Edge64 featured touring Christian bands each month.

The coffeehouse sold sandwiches, pizza and baked goods,  in addition to gourmet coffees and specialty drinks.

Edge64 discontinued its food service after a few months, and eventually began booking fewer and fewer concerts.

The last major event was in the spring.

Back to the Bible has no plans for the complex, Weisert said, adding it’s still being used.

“It’s just not open for public use,” she said.

Reach Jeff Korbelik at 473-7213 or jkorbelik@journalstar.com.

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