Another legendary gay venue hits the skids

Administrators are looking for a new owner for The Nightingale Club, the oldest gay nightclub in Birmingham, after the banks called time on the business.

The popular venue, which dates back more than 40 years, has attracted stars such as Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Sir Ian McKellen in the past. Last Saturday, former X Factor contenders Johnny Robinson and The Risk performed to crowds at the venue.

In a statement the Joint Administrator, Ryan Grant, said:

“We will be trading the business as normal over the coming weeks whilst we explore the possibility of finding a purchaser for this well-established and popular nightclub.

“We would therefore encourage those parties with a genuine interest in purchasing the nightclub to contact us as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile the venue's 50 workers face uncertainty over their future.

The administration process is expected to be concluded in less than two months from now. A creditors’ meeting is also due to be held in the next few weeks.

Date: 22 November 2011


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