Work is underway to transform Liverpool’s former Cabin Club into a new live music venue which is expected to launch this summer.
The famous old nightspot, where George Harrison is said to have written his first Beatles song, sits at the top of Bold Street facing the Bombed Out Church.
The Havelock Building – known to Liverpool club-goers of yesteryear as home to the Cabin – has been let to Manchester indie and grass roots live music venue Jimmy’s.
Taking 8,000 sq ft of space across the basement, ground and first floors on a 15-year lease – fit-out work has begun with a view to a summer opening.
Last June, YM Liverpool revealed that a Scottish bar chain had scrapped plans to turn the Ropewalks building into a three-floor bar and street food restaurant.
Commenting on Jimmy’s first foray outside Manchester, director George Craig, says: “Liverpool’s musical heritage needs no introduction but there’s a clear gap in the market for a venue with our programming focus. Nobody blends indie music with beer and sheer entertainment like we do.
“It’s a perfect location that will suit our customers to a tee. We’ll have great music seven nights a week in the basement, a buzzing bar and restaurant on the ground floor with additional bar, dining and event space on the first. Liverpool is just gonna love this.”