Birmingham's oldest gay nightclub Nightingales is to be marketed
for sale by leisure specialists Christie + Co.
The moves comes on behalf of the Joint Administrators Ryan Grant,
Simon Wilson and Anne O'Keefe, Partners at Zolfo Cooper.
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The club, located in Kent Street, opened in 1969 and was a
significant step forward for Birmingham's gay community, who, until
that time, lacked a venue that they could call their own.
It operated as a members-only cooperative, working as a not for
profit organisation which invested back into the venue and the
local gay community.
Following a period of recent cash flow difficulties, Nightingale
The club will continue to operate during the marketing process,
seeing a continuation of its Big Saturday Night Out, which, apart
from attracting sell-out attendances, also features live
acts including The Wanted, JLS, The Saturdays and this year's
Jon Patrick, Director and Head of Leisure at Christie + Co says:
"Nightingale is an iconic night-spot in Birmingham which should
attract a great deal of interest. We will be seeking to sell it as
a going concern as soon as possible, in order for it to continue to
make its own unique history."
Ryan Grant, Partner and one of the Joint Administrators, adds:
"Nightingale is a well established business with a loyal customer
base and we are confident of finding a purchaser quickly. We are
considering all possible options for the future of the business and
we would welcome enquiries from any interested parties as soon as