His­toric Ger­man Club sells build­ing

Sunday Mail - - NEWS - RE­NATO CASTELLO

THE Ger­man Club is on the hunt for a new home af­ter selling its city head­quar­ters.

Club pres­i­dent Iris Strobl said the club, which has been op­er­at­ing for 132 years, sold its Flin­ders St prop­erty last week to an undis­closed buyer.

Mem­bers voted in July last year to sell the bui­lid­ing to cover debts and pre­vent the as­so­ci­a­tion be­ing wound up.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion has oc­cu­pied the four-storey build­ing for 105 years.

Mrs Strobl said the sale was a “bit­ter­sweet” mo­ment for mem­bers, but that she was ex­cited about the next phase for the com­mu­nity club.

“We are mov­ing for­ward, start­ing a new chap­ter,” she said. “The club is not ceas­ing, it con­tin­ues – we are just mov­ing premises.

“Not selling the build­ing would’ve meant us run­ning into fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties again.” She de­clined to re­veal the sale price un­til such time the sale set­tled at the end of March.

Mrs Strobl said the club would like a new home, prefer­ably within 5km of the city, that would be able to cater for a va­ri­ety of groups and young fam­i­lies.

“I think we can look for some­thing that ac­com­mo­dates the younger gen­er­a­tion, per­haps with a play­ground,” she said. Mrs Strobl said the club would host a “go­ing-out bash” in Fe­bru­ary.

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