The excellent thing about this is they plan to set it up in a legal sense as a venue that can keep supporting Melbourne’s music scene ongoing.
Details need to be worked out, but setting it up for music first rather than profit or yet more apartments. Similar in ethos to efforts to buy the Nicholson building to secure the studio spaces, this is artists working towards securing these important Melbourne creative spaces for the future.
Here at Plank we’d like to do our bit. We’ve signed up as a life member already.