The directors of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, where two-thirds of the 130 victims of the Paris attacks were killed, have said it will reopen before the end of 2016.

Jules Frutos — who has run the venue with Olivier Poubelle since 2004 — told Le Monde in an interview published Wednesday that "it's necessary to see the doors open again."

Poubelle said that "it shouldn't be turned into a mausoleum. Or a pilgrimage site."

World leaders, including Barack Obama, have been visiting the site this week, each bringing a white rose to honor those who died in the Nov. 13 attacks.