Last month, we at Steel City News reported that legendary music venue The Boardwalk remained closed with little sign of reopening. One month on, and this is still the case.
At the end of last year, it was announced that the venue, located on the corner of Snig Hill, was undergoing a refurbishment and would open in February.
In addition, a spokesman revealed in December 2010 that, “We have three parties interested in taking over the lease to allow us to continue.”
However, Chris Wilson, a promoter for the venue said today, “The parties who were interested in buying all fell through, and no one new has come forwards.
“The venue is currently a shell, with no furniture, functioning stage or PA system.”
Under The Boardwalk, a separate venue located underneath, looks to have a more promising future. “Someone is buying the venue downstairs and it looks as though it will become a real ale pub,” said Chris.
“This has a different set up to The Boardwalk and isn’t linked in anyway. The Boardwalk will remain shut.”
By Phil Corker