DC’s Country Junction, a popular line dancing bar in Lowell, will close its doors at the end of the month. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the announcement comes less than one year after the bar celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Owner Donna Miller confirmed the closure to the publication Monday, saying it was a long and hard decision to make. The business was founded in 1975 by Dennis Charles "DC" Miller and has been a longtime Saturday night gathering spot for fans of country music and line dancing, according to The Times.
The Miller family stated on the bar’s Facebook page that the decision had nothing to do with money.
"We as a family sat down and decided it was time," the post reads. "It’s been hard on us being there since DC passed away almost 3 years ago. Many of our memories were made there and it was a happy place for us. It’s just not the same without the big guy."
The publication says DC’s house band has performed with country music stars including Merle Haggard, Luke Bryan and Joe Diffie. Fans of the bar will have four more Saturdays to enjoy line dancing with the final opportunity coming on January 30.