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WGN: Imerst will now become office space

Fri 8 Feb 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The building that was home to Wellington's LGBT nightclub Imerst will now be converted into office space, says the bar manager who was hoping to take over the lease and relaunch the venue. "The landlord didn't want a nightclub in there anymore," confirms former Imerst bar manager Neil Howland. "Wellington's going to look for another dance venue," he adds. Rumours have circulated about Imerst's reopening since its Dixon Street doors closed in mid-December. For several weeks, Howland had been negotiating a deal to re-open the three-level building as a new-and-improved LGBT night spot. He was told of the landlord's plan to lease the property out as office space earlier this week. Howland has now started work behind the bar at Wellington's newest LGBT bar S  

Credit: News Staff

First published: Friday, 8th February 2008 - 7:02pm

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