Melbourne’s Iconic Cherry Bar Faces Potential Closure
James Young and Dan Auerbach

James Young and Dan Auerbach at Cherry Bar

Melbourne’s Iconic Cherry Bar Faces Potential Closure

by Paul Cashmere on July 23, 2014

in News,Noise Pro

Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane, Melbourne now faces the threat of closure following a new residential development now towering alongside.

New homeowners in the 12-storey 189 residential apartment will have legal priority over the music venue against any noise complaint made.

The Cherry Bar now faces an expensive sound-proofing make-over to become compliment with noise laws for the future residents who are choosing to move next to a music venue despite the Cherry Bar business operating on the same scale for decades.

Under current laws, one complaint could mean closure of the venue.

Cherry Bar co-owner James Young has started a PledgeMusic campaign to raise funds to soundproof the venue. “Cherry has paid a small fortune to investigate the necessary sound attenuation ‘works’ to make us compliant in all circumstances,” Young says. “These works, in summary, involve a brick wall behind our stage area, double-glazing of all windows and the creation of a two-door soundproof bubble entrance to Cherry. The cost of these works is too high for Cherry to bear alone. Cherry Bar does not have the available funds to complete these works, so Cherry Bar faces the very real threat of being closed down”.
Young agrees going to the punters for financial support is not ideal but necessary. “Cherry has paid a small fortune to investigate the necessary sound attenuation ‘works’ to make us compliant in all circumstances,” he says. “These works, in summary, involve a brick wall behind our stage area, double-glazing of all windows and the creation of a two-door soundproof bubble entrance to Cherry. The cost of these works is too high for Cherry to bear alone. Cherry Bar does not have the available funds to complete these works, so Cherry Bar faces the very real threat of being closed down”.

To save rock n roll go to: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/savecherry

——————————————————————————————————————————————
Never miss a story! Get your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Follow Noise11.com on Facebook and Twitter

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Elton John and PNAU Good Morning To The Night images photo Noise11.com
PNAU And Elton John To Release Second Volume Of Elton Reinventions

Nick Littlemore has confirmed that PNAU are working again with Elton John on a second volume of remixed reinventions of Elton’s catalogue.

4 hours ago
Music Victoria
Music Victoria Awards Now Open For Submissions

Music Victoria is thrilled to reveal that the 16th annual Music Victoria Awards will return in 2020 during Melbourne Music Week to celebrate the vast achievements of Victoria’s music community over the last year. Despite live music coming to a standstill since COVID-19 restrictions came in place, there have been huge achievements by the Victorian music community.

7 hours ago
Ian Moss Live
Ian Moss To Release ‘Live’ Album

With lockdown in play across Australia Ian Moss is reverted back to the good ol’ fashioned way we got to hear a concert we couldn’t get to from the past … the live album.

8 hours ago
Guy Sebastian - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Guy Sebastian’s Manager Titus Day Arrested On Fraud Charges

Guy Sebastian’s longtime manager Titus Day was arrested Wednesday night over alleged fraud charges against the singer.

8 hours ago
Sia photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sia Is A Grandmother

Sia has become a grandmother at 44.

18 hours ago
Jim Kerr of Simple Minds photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Simple Minds and OMD Dates Rescheduled For 2021

Roundhouse Entertainment and Frontier Touring wish to advise that it is necessary to reschedule the SIMPLE MINDS Australian and New Zealand tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Federal and State Government directives. The 40 Years of Hits Tour, originally scheduled for November and December 2020, will now take place in December 2021.

1 day ago
Bluesfest 2021
Bluesfest 2021 Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale

In what will be regarded as an incredible act of bravery Bluesfest has announced Early Bird tickets to its 2021 festival will go on sale today. This announcement comes one week ahead of what is said to be an historical First Artist Announcement next week on July 8th.

1 day ago