Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Venuewatch: Charlotte shutters

It's not unexpected, but it's still sad to hear: The Charlotte in Leicester has failed to find a buyer and will close at the end of the month.

There's a glimmer of hope: Punch Taverns have repeated that they'd like to reopen the pub as a music venue, and bands are lining up to play a benefit gig, if anyone wants to organise one.

For now, though:

Speaking to the Leicester Mercury yesterday [Andy] Wright said: "It will definitely be closing at the end of the month.
Click here!

"That's when the company officially ceases to trade.

"Then it's up to Punch Taverns as to what it wants to do with it.

"I will be gone at the end of the month and it will be closed until further notice."

Leicester will feel the loss.

[Thanks to Simon T for the link]


1 comment:

Olive said...

Great pity. I've seen loads of great bands there, and tons of utterly dire ones too. A pleasingly ramshackle sort of venue, not exactly CBGB's but still conferred 'played same venue as Radiohead' bragging rights to generations of scruffy Midlands oiks with guitars.

Expect it to be gutted and turned into another vertical drinking establishment before the end of the year. Lovely.

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