“Everything must go!” reads a flyer for Treehouse’s August 4th closing party (that wasn’t really a closing party).
Jeremy Waks opened Miami Beach nightclub Treehouse in 2011. After a respectable run in which the establishment weathered a temporary 2017 closure as well as the financial pressures of the COVID pandemic, it has closed in a rather unceremonious fashion.
Treehouse shared a flyer via its Instagram account on August 3 that promoted a closing party the following night. “Everything must go!” reads one line of the image. Ani Phearce, Louis Dee, and Markem were billed to DJ at the occasion, during which door staff didn’t charge attendees cover until 12am.
Then, the very next day, Treehouse shared a flyer for an event slated for that evening called Final Round. Representing “old school house” in the main room were Ivano Bellini, Nelson Diaz, and Roberto Torres. Holding it down the “new school” in the front were Alex Anders, Charlie Chill, and Megusta, among others.
Treehouse has not publicly shared the reason for its closure at the time of writing. It is now owned by Michael Freundlich, who reportedly did not answer Miami New Times request for comment.
“We used to be there every week 10-11 years ago having the times of our lives,” read one comment on the first Instagram post. “This is sad.”
Another commenter recounted, “Saw so many great performers, met some incredible people/friends, and always ended the night with drunk McDonald’s. Sad to see it go. Thanks for the great memories and vibes!”
Prior to its Treehouse’s grand opening in 2011, the space it occupies was home to clubs like Groovejet and Rain. Its latest incarnation saw it host such well-known techno/house acts as Carl Craig, Nina Kraviz, Hernan Cattaneo, and Roger Sanchez as well as the occasional trance act like Paul Oakenfold or Cosmic Gate. Every once in a blue moon, they would even book bass music artists like Good Times Ahead and Marauda.
We know what you’re thinking: Is Treehouse really, truly shut down, or might they squeeze in one more grand finale? Anything is possible, but we wouldn’t bank on it enough to plan a trip out to Miami ourselves.