Friday, June 5, 2009

Jannus Landing's Jack Bodziak talks (sort of)

Posted by on Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Yesterday afternoon, I put up a post that discussed the fate of Jannus Landing, seeing as the man who runs it, Jack Bodziak, was arrested last week on charges that he failed to pay to the state more than $200,000 in sales tax he collected from customers. Additionally, three concerts were pulled from the venue by outside promoters.

I interviewed several insiders on the local concert scene, who all agreed: It's highly unlikely that Jannus Landing will close in the near or short term. And concert activity should remain active. Initially, Bodziak did not respond to requests for comment. He has been steadfastly silent with all Bay area media. He did call me a little while ago, and offered a prepared statement. His lawyer had advised him not to talk freely about the tax case or business at Jannus Landing.

Here's Bodziak's statement:

We are doing everything in our power to cooperate with the Department of Revenue and feel it is in all of our best interests to stay open, and we are confident that we will continue to do great shows for the Bay area for many years to come. We’re still actively booking shows, and this week we just confirmed the Bravery and CKY.

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