COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - It has been nearly a year since the Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs that left 5 people dead and injured over a dozen.
Club Q was a designated safe space for the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs for 20 years, but it has been closed since the tragedy.
While Club Q officials initially stated that they were going to remodel their original building, they have now decided they're moving to a new location, the Satellite Hotel in Southern Colorado Springs.
The new venue will now be known as “The Q". The biggest change is that the new spot will no longer be a nightclub but instead a bar and restaurant, that will host drag shows and other events.
"The Q” will be managed and operated by survivors of the shooting. The owners are offering former employees of Club Q to join “The Q” as they work to build a new team.
As for the building on North Academy, they are still planning to build a permanent memorial there. They want to make it a place where people can come and honor the victims of the tragedy.
"The Q" is expected to open by the end of this year but it's unclear when the grand opening will be.