Ruby Lounge clos­ing down

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

MANCH­ESTER’S mu­sic scene will soon bid farewell to The Ruby Lounge to make way for a £79m city cen­tre de­vel­op­ment.

The live mu­sic venue and club space, in the heart of North­ern Quar­ter, has an­nounced they will close their doors at the end of next year.

Plans to de­mol­ish the ‘un­ap­peal­ing’ and ‘unattrac­tive’ build­ing which housed the venue have been backed fol­low­ing a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

The di­lap­i­dated seven-storey block on High Street was one of the few re­main­ing city cen­tre build­ings of its era not to have been re­de­vel­oped.

It’s most prom­i­nent tenant, The Ruby Lounge an­nounced the clo­sure on Face­book, sit­ing dif­fer­ing views and ‘depths of wal­lets’ for the rea­son.

Dur­ing its hey­day, the venue hosted the likes of The Cour­teen­ers and Mum­ford and Sons.

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