“The Complex” building set to be foreclosed, sold

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The downtown music venue is set to be sold at the Greene County Courthouse on May 7.

The future is uncertain for the music venue called “The Complex” in Downtown Springfield.

The building, owned by Thomas LLC, is in foreclosure and is set to be auctioned off at the Greene County Courthouse on May 7.

Rusty Worley, the Executive Director of the Downtown Springfield Association says it has filled a niche and hopes it will continue to do so after the foreclosure sale set for 2 weeks from today.

“I think there’s still a place for that midsized live music venue to take that niche between the Gillioz, and the larger venues like the Shrine, Juanita K. Hammons, and JQH Arena. So having that continue to be a midsized-venue for us is important,” Worley says.

General Manager of The Complex, Christopher Toth, says working at The Complex has been an amazing experience for him, helping make the venue into what it has become today. Toth says he has been on staff since it opened in February 2018.

KOLR10 asked Toth about the future of the business.

“All of our shows right now are going to be on schedule as is. They’re going to take place as scheduled. We have BuckCherry tonight, doors are opening ‪at 7 pm‬. Tickets will be $30 and we have Beartooth tomorrow. Tickets will be $30 as well and doors are ‪at 6:30‬,” Toth says.

But when asked about shows taking place past the buildings’ sale date ‪on May 7th‬, he wouldn’t go further in his response.

“I don’t have any further comment other than that,” Toth says.

The Complex website still has 18 shows listed after the building is scheduled to be sold on May 7. 

The Springfield-News Leader reported in 2018 that the business was linked to a $5 million marijuana conspiracy in Utah, but the owner denied that claim and said all his business dealings have been with Toth and Kevin Colopy.

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