Part of town centre club up for sale as plan to ‘modernise’ building revealed
PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 July 2017
Part of a 19th century social club in Clevedon has been put on the market for hundreds of thousands of pounds due to a decline in visitor numbers.
The Triangle Club, in Old Church Road, opened in about 1892 when it was known as the Clevedon Liberal Club.
The building’s third unit was formerly a fish and chip shop but was later transformed into a snooker and pool room – as well as a cellar – on the ground floor, with a dance hall area created on the first floor.
But declining visitor numbers have prompted the club’s owners to put this section of the building up for sale with a price tag of £300,000.
Despite the potential sale, staff at the club are hoping by reducing the building’s size they can carry out renovation work to bring the remaining rooms up to a more ‘modern’ standard.
A club spokesman said: “We wanted to sell off this portion of the club as there has been a downfall in these particular activities and as a result does not compensate for the bills that make up for that said unit.
“By downscaling we can renovate the remaining space and reposition those activities, enabling us to recreate the existing space so that it is up to scratch with modern times.
“Then, as a result of this renovation, we can expect to see an increase in numbers for the business itself and the activities that are on offer.
“Pool is still fairly popular but not what it used to be. Bingo has seen a decline in numbers and they no longer use the hall.
“As for the plan of the renovation, there is no confirmed plan as to what the space will look like in the future.
“This will be determined by the budget which is yet to be agreed upon.
“Rest assured that the club will not cease existence, and by re-sizing the building will be financially beneficial for the business.”
Some residents have suggested they would like to see the building become a JD Wetherspoon pub or a nightclub.
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