It’s almost hard to keep track of the recent venue closures not only in Melbourne, but all over the place. Today another name has been added to the list of causalities: Melbourne’s very own The Prague.
Owners took to the venue’s Facebook page to make the announcement, declaring that unrelenting tough times led to the decision to close the doors for good. Despite doing everything they could to keep the joint rockin’, they could no longer ignore the writing on the wall, saying, “for now, it is goodbye”, and cancelling all exciting bookings and events.
The Prague celebrated its 2nd birthday last year with a massive headlining performance from Bellusira as well as a string of local talent in support. Live music and local art displays earned The Prague a spot in many punter’s hearts.
Check out the full statement below; contact deets are provided on the Facebook page for anyone who needs them.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, that we have to make the following announcement.
As of today, Monday the 22nd of October, we have been left with no other option but to close our doors, and regrettably cancel all bookings and events from this point onwards.
We were faced with a difficult economic climate, and did all we could to stay open for as long as possible. Sadly, our plan to see out the year didn’t work out, and those that know us, know just how hard we worked to try and achieve this, as well as the hard work offered to us by the various crew and techs making these last six months an enjoyable, however difficult, experience.
We are very sorry for any and all inconvenience this is sure to cause, and will do our best to help out in any way possible.
To all of you who supported us, drank with us, and worked with us, we appreciate you all whole heartedly, and thank you for the good times we were able to share, but for now, it is good bye.