Much-loved city-centre music venue set to returnPosted by: Ashley Birch
The Harley is set to reopen in the autumn and will 'retain live music presence'
Back in April, to the surprise of many Sheffield residents, Glossop Road bar and hotel The Harley Hotel announced its closure ‘with immediate effect’ in a statement posted on Facebook.
The statement, made on 5 April read: “The Harley, over the years, has been a beacon for new music, bands, and grassroots promoters and a home for the fantastic independent restaurant, Twisted Burger Company.
“Our events and music department, and key promoters, have begun working on a new city centre event space which will be announced very soon.”
Following the shock closure, less than a month later, the lease was put up for sale in an advert posted by Nicholson & Co Property Consultants, which suggested the ‘well-known landmark bar and hotel rooms’ would require investment, benefitting from ‘general improvement and modernisation’.
A notice in the window states Mitrchell and Butlers are seeking a minor Variation of Premises licence
However, pub chain Mitchell and Butler, who own the venue, are now set to bring the venue back to life this autumn, retaining a live music presence, while also rebranding the bar as a live sport venue offering ‘craft ales and lagers, gin and cocktails and great food.’
VIBE contacted Mitchell and Butler, and a spopesperson confirmed: “From time to time we review our estate and have taken the decision to invest in this business.
"We expect to be reopening the Harley in the Autumn this year, retaining a live music presence whilst enhancing the offer of the iconic Sheffield destination.”