Star at launch night for new city gay club

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

A NEW gay club is set to open at The Bull Yard in Coven­try city cen­tre next month.

The club will be called The Yard and will oc­cupy the for­mer Ital­ian Cof­fee Shop build­ing, op­po­site the Lit­ten Tree Pub.

Bosses had pre­vi­ously been tightlipped on the venue’s name and lo­ca­tion, but the build­ing is now al­most ready to open its doors af­ter un­der­go­ing a £125,000 re­fur­bish­ment.

A launch night for the new club is planned for June 9 with ac­tor Kieron Richard­son, who played Ste Hay in Hol­lyoaks, set to at­tend.

It will be only the sec­ond in the city and will come 20 years af­ter the club’s first gay bar, Rain­bows, in Short Street, opened its doors to the pub­lic in 1997.

One of the own­ers told the Tele­graph: “The two floors have been com­pletely re­designed to of­fer some­thing to­tally unique for Coven­try.

“The ground floor now fea­tures be­spoke metal, wood and light­ing in­stal­la­tions com­bined with lux­u­ri­ous fur­nish­ings to cre­ate the ul­ti­mate chic in­dus­trial en­vi­ron­ment whilst the up­stairs has been glam­orously restyled and fit­ted with one of the best sound sys­tems cur­rently on the mar­ket – ready to host our weekly cabaret and club nights.

“We’ve also cre­ated two VIP ar­eas – a lux­ury fizz booth and a gin gar­den – of­fer­ing the ideal space for a party.

“Our main launch night is on June 9 and we have some spe­cial guests that week­end, in­clud­ing Kieron Richard­son from Hol­lyoaks who will be of­fi­cially per­form­ing the open­ing on the Fri­day.”

The open­ing date is the day be­fore Coven­try Pride 2017, which will be cen­tred around Univer­sity Square, op­po­site Coven­try Cathe­dral, with events tak­ing place across the city.

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