Bret Bair, left, and Eric Rushing, the co-founders of Ace of Spades, sold the R Street venue to Live Nation this week. They bought the place, formerly known as Empire, in 2010.
Bret Bair, left, and Eric Rushing, the co-founders of Ace of Spades, sold the R Street venue to Live Nation this week. They bought the place, formerly known as Empire, in 2010. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Bret Bair, left, and Eric Rushing, the co-founders of Ace of Spades, sold the R Street venue to Live Nation this week. They bought the place, formerly known as Empire, in 2010. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Ace of Spades a good bet for Live Nation

February 24, 2016 03:22 PM

UPDATED February 24, 2016 03:54 PM

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