Sydney music venue, record store and bar The Record Crate has announced it will cease operations this weekend, almost six years after it first opened.
Venue operators Nev and Belle have confirmed the Glebe Point Road venue will close its doors this Sunday, 16th September, as the pair prepare to move “right next door” into a new bar venture called Bloody Mary’s.
In a statement (which has since been deleted), The Record Crate team said, “Sydney culture has changed so dramatically over the past two or three years and we simply could not keep up.
“We urge everyone to go to gigs, pay the door fee, support your muso friends, buy a drink (even a soft drink) and respect venues that are trying, desperately, to stay open and support our musicians. Please KEEP SYDNEY OPEN.
“To all the brilliant bands, soloists, poets, story tellers, DJ’s, punks, rockers, metal heads, international artists, regulars, visitors, dog lovers, chefs, wait / bar staff, friends, and family, we have had the most amazing adventure and we hope you have too.”
Nev and Belle said their new venture, Bloody Mary’s, will also feature “some live music”, and they’ve urged local musicians to stay in touch.
Read their statement in full, below.