Geelong live music venue `The Nash’ (AKA the National Hotel) will potentially close its doors for good on November 10.
According to a Facebook post by event manager Al O’Neill, the venue is closing due to the “compromised” structural integrity of the building, not financial reasons.
Consequently, O’Neill says the Geelong City Council has “issued an order to the landlords to commence major works to investigate whether these foundations can be repaired. If these works reveal the building can be repaired, hopefully, it will be repaired, at this stage this is out of our hands”.
O’Neill also says he’s unsure whether or not the pub will continue to operate following the live music cut off date.
The National Hotel has hosted countless bands over the years and is a staple of regional Victoria’s live music scene.
Read O’Neill’s full Facebook post here.