Melbourne’s The Prague Shuts: “We Did All We Could To Stay Open”
News posted Monday, October 22 2012 at 01:00 PM.
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After two years of operation, Melbourne’s The Prague will shut its doors.
Owners announced the decision today on Facebook, revealing that a tough economy has forced them to cancel all bookings and gigs effective immediately.
“[We] did all we could to stay open for as long as possible,” read the statement. “Sadly, our plan to see out the year didn't work out, and those that know us, know just how hard we worked to try and achieve this, as well as the hard work offered to us by the various crew and techs making these last six months an enjoyable, however difficult, experience.
“We are very sorry for any and all inconvenience this is sure to cause, and will do our best to help out in any way possible. To all of you who supported us, drank with us, and worked with us, we appreciate you all whole heartedly, and thank you for the good times we were able to share, but for now, it is goodbye.”
Located on High Street in Thornbury, The Prague celebrated its second anniversary in September with performances by Bellusira, Anna Salen, InVolume, Red Sky Burial, Apsis and Fenian. In addition to live music, it also hosted exhibitions by local artists.