Jimmy’s pulls the plug on its Liverpool music venue
Liverpool rock venue, Jimmy’s, is closing.
The live music location opened in the summer of 2019 on the site of the city’s legendary Cabin Club.
But the business said a combination of the impact of the pandemic on the entertainment industry, and the cost of living crisis, has forced the closure of the three-storey venue. Its Manchester venue is unaffected and will continue to operate as normal.
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Jimmy’s Liverpool said: “It is with our deepest regret to say that despite our best efforts, we must announce the imminent closure of Jimmy’s Liverpool.
“Our last day of trading will be next weekend on Saturday 30th September.
“We had an incredible first 6 months when we launched the venue in August 2019 just before COVID, but it’s been an uphill battle since then to keep things going amongst everything that has been happening in the world and particularly the hospitality sector.
“The Directors and the staff have done everything possible with various initiatives and events to keep things going but we have been working against post-COVID conditions and a major downturn in the economy which has become increasingly worse as time has gone by.
“We would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported Jimmy’s in Liverpool and been a part of the journey.
“It would be great to give Jimmy’s Liverpool the send off it deserves so if you’re in the area please pop in for a pint and a farewell, see a gig, grab a burger and enjoy it one final time.”
Jimmy’s was forced to switch to live-streamed gigs as COVID-19 measures kicked in in early 2020 following the closure of live music and entertainment venues.
Havelock Building, at the top of Liverpool’s Bold Street, was known to generations of clubbers as The Cabin nightclub.
It provides 8,000 sq ft of space over the basement, ground and first floors and was ideal as a music venue, said the Jimmy’s founders when they struck a deal for a 15-year lease in April 2019.
Commenting on Jimmy’s first foray outside Manchester, director George Craig, said: “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.”