Watertown’s Studio 212 closing April 1st

March 8, 2024
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A Watertown event hall has announced they’re closing their doors less than two and a half years after opening.

Studio 212, a 27,000 square foot entertainment venue, will officially close their doors for good on April 1st.

The announcement was posted on their Facebook page and included the message, “it is with heavy hearts that we must inform you of the closure of Studio 212. Despite our best efforts, the lack of interest and response to our events has made it impossible for us to continue. We acknowledge that we have let some of you down and for that, we are truly sorry. Thank you all for being a part of this journey”

KWAT News was at the ribbon cutting marking the opening of Studio 212 on September 30, 2021.

The entertainment venue is located on the south end of the former Shopko building, which was purchased and remodeled by local businessman Brian Brandreit.

Brandreit was an original partner in Studio 212, along with current owners Carla O’Farrell and Tommy Halvorson.

KWAT News reached out to Brandreit about a possible closing several weeks ago, but he declined comment at that time.