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Urge owners decide it's time to sell

Thu 4 Apr 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Alan Granville and Paul Heard Auckland bear and leather establishment Urge is up for sale. The K- Rd men's bar has been in the hands of Paul Heard and Alan Granville for eight years, and they are now moving on. “It’s been a brilliant journey and we have worked with truly great staff, fantastically talented local and international DJs and met thousands of wonderful customers,” they say. “We are so proud of all the big events we have thrown at the bar, the near $70,000 raised for a whole heap of charities, the launch and massive success of Bear New Zealand Week and the branching out into throwing sold out dance parties like Tri-Nations, Bearracuda and Urge Black Wellington. “We dearly want Urge to continue as New Zealand’s longest running gay men’s bar so we have given ourselves a two or three month window to find someone within the community who would like to run the bar as it is. “If not then we will have to open up the process to the general public. So if you know anyone who wants to buy Urge … In the meantime its business as usual at the bar, Urge Black in Wellington on June 1 is still going ahead and Bear NZ Week 2014 will also be happening.”    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 4th April 2013 - 5:31pm

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