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Beloved live music venue Cherry Bar is moving out of ACDC Lane
Written by
Nicola Dowse

Melbourne’s best hard rocking, sticky-floored live music venue, Cherry Bar, has announced it's moving from its longtime home in ACDC Lane. In a post on the bar’s Facebook page, co-owner and booker James Young announced that after nearly 20 years in ACDC Lane Cherry Bar would close the doors for the last time on Sunday, March 31 2019.

But this isn’t the end for Cherry Bar. Young also announced that Cherry Bar would not be shutting permanently – instead the bar is relocating, with negotiations already underway with ten potential locations.

Young said in the post: “It is my intention to take the name, the staff and the sticky carpet to a new Melbourne address with a long lease and a safe and secure future for live local music and late night rock n roll revelry.”

Cherry Bar is currently the only business operating in ACDC Lane, and Young states that the new operators on the basement lease “will be doing something very different”.

The bar will continue to open seven nights a week in the lead-up to the closure on March 31, with Young inviting punters to come party during the bar’s last ten weeks in the famous laneway.

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