Bold Street venue let to Jimmy’s

Havelock Building, formerly home to the Cabin nightclub, has been let to live music venue Jimmy’s.

Jimmy’s has signed a 15-year lease on 8,000 sq ft over the basement, ground and first floors, in order to open its first venue in Liverpool.

Fit out work and completion is scheduled in time for a summer opening.

Jimmy’s director George Craig said: “Liverpool’s musical heritage needs no introduction but there’s a clear gap in the market for a venue with our programming focus. Nobody blends indie music with beer and sheer entertainment like we do.

“It’s a perfect location that will suit our customers to a tee. We’ll have great music seven nights a week in the basement, a buzzing bar and restaurant on the ground floor with additional bar, dining and event space on the first.”

Nick Huddleston of CBRE acted on behalf of the landlord, a private individual.

Huddleston said: “The landlord was willing to wait for the right tenant that fitted with the independent vibe of Ropewalks and Chinatown. He’s delighted with the outcome, not least because he’s a bit of a rock music aficionado himself.”

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The Cabin was one of The Beatles haunts, and Tommy Steele had his engagement party there. George Harrison wrote one of his songs after a night out there.

By Roscoe

Really pleased this building has found new a new life, spent some happy times there in the past. It looks pretty good now with the big windows and outside refurbishment and rendering.

By Dickie Sam

The question is, will they give punters a lollipop on the way out? And will the nurses and coppers return?

Either way, looks a great addition to Liverpool’s nightlife and makes great use of a prominent building.

By Sceptical

Liverpool is pushing Leeds for best indie and rock bars in the UK. Best of luck to Jimmy’s. It’s refreshing to read about the landlord waiting for the right tenant. You don’t get that in Manchester.

By Dan

Ah glad they have saved the building – shame the cabin can’t return/live on! It was a strange place – the roof leaked. Anything goes. Few rooms of music. Very cheap drinks. Old fella in reception who used to give you lollipops on the way out – never seen any trouble in there. And everyone you speak to says its not changed a bit – ever! it was the kopping off joint for nurses and the fuzz! Hope it won’t be a big corporate ‘chain’ place – as this will be a far cry from the cabin!

By Mary Smiley

Re the comment from Dan regarding landlords in Manchester not waiting for the right tenant, could you explain your expertise in this area Dan. Dealings I’ve had with property owners in both Cities I’d say the Manc’s are far more accommodating and flexible than our own in Liverpool. Also sad to say it but the music scene in Manchester knocks both Liverpool and Leeds (non existent) into a cocked hat as does the nightlife in general.

By Kloppite

Survey after survey shows Liverpool as top in the north if not in England after London as an all-round visitor destination!

By Roscoe

I have many happy memories of end-of-night snogs whilst dancing a slowie in the Cabin in the late 80s and early 90s. I was one of the many regular customers who had their photo taken and displayed on the wall. I’ll defo be going there with my school friends this summer, even though we’re slightly more wrinkly these days…

By Cabin Fan

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