Published Jan 12, 2017Last year, Vancouver's music community was dealt a blow when historic venue the Railway Club closed. Now, offering some bright light in 2017, the space may soon be reopening.
Following the closure last March, the event space has now been leased, the Georgia Straight reports. Team 3000 Realty Ltd. confirmed to the publication that paperwork for the space at 579 Dunsmuir St. has been signed off on, and there are now future plans for the property. However, what those plans exactly are remains unclear.
"Someone has taken on the lease," Sadru Parpia of Team 3000 Realty Ltd. said. "I'm not at liberty to say who at this point, but it's good news — let's put it that way."
When the Straight asked if the space would be reopening as a music venue, Parpia had this to say: "As far as the format goes, I suspect that it will be the same, but again I'm not sure. It totally depends on the new party that's leasing it."
At this point, the new as-yet-undisclosed owners are set to begin renovations and expected to announced future plans for the venue soon.
The Railway Club opened in 1931 and began hosting concerts in 1981. Over the years, it hosted countless bands, both touring and local, including the Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Jonathan Richman, Cowboy Junkies and T-Bone Burnett.