Historic German Club sells building
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.