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[URBAN NOTE] “Hugh’s Room shutters amid financial troubles”

NOW Toronto‘s Kevin Ritchie was the first to report yesterday about the closing of financially insolvent but culturally critical west-end music venue Hugh’s Room. Here’s to hoping Hugh’s Room can find its way out.

The mid-sized concert venue and restaurant’s owner is facing insolvency and has shuttered the club in order to mull over financial options.

“To all our supporters – performers, audience, and staff – I am sincerely sorry to have to say that Hugh’s Room has reached a point of insolvency,” owner Richard Carson said in a statement. “More information will be available over the next few days as to how we can proceed from here, but at this time we are closing our doors until we can see what options are available to us.”

Rumours the venue was experiencing financial troubles began to spread on social media over the weekend after shows were cancelled at the last minute.

“We are in serious financial trouble, but we have not declared bankruptcy,” Hugh’s Room booker Colin Puffer told NOW. “Although that is one of the options being looked at. However, it is only one of a few options.”

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Written by Randy McDonald

January 9, 2017 at 7:29 pm

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