Delaware’s Kahunaville Closes

Delaware’s biggest nightclub, Kahunaville, has closed after 13 years of business and hosting such acts as Bob Dylan, The Black Crowes, and Fall Out Boy.

Club owner David Tuttleman blamed the club’s closure on noise complaints from nearby residents, parking problems and not being able to spend enough time with his family, Delaware’s News Journal reported.

The recent announcement comes after a failed attempt to sell the club, the Journal reported. Tuttleman said the sale fell through partially because of liquor license issues.

The club, which featured a capacity of 1,400 with a 3,500-capacity outdoor deck, is one of the main attractions at the developing Christina Riverfront in Wilmington.

“We became a victim of our own success,” Tuttleman told the paper. “We were here at the beginning and now that the area is developed, it’s getting tougher and tougher to do business.”

Tuttleman told the paper he was unable to give prior notice of the option to close the club because of contractual obligations, and said business has been strong over the last three years.

A representative of Harbor Associates, which owns the land and building that houses Kahunaville, said the company hopes to find a tenant to fill the space as soon as it’s in their control, the Journal reported.