Bill Graham Auditorium Closing?

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is expected to close for between six months to a year and reemerge as a "spiffed-up concert venue," according to a San Francisco Chronicle gossip column.

The matter is currently sitting on the desk of the city’s director of convention facilities, but it’s not yet signed, according to the paper.

A venue spokeswoman was not available at press time.