The team behind Liverpool venue The Kazimier has announced that it will close at the start of next year.
The establishment, which is based in Wolstenholme Square at the former home of the nightclub Cream, will shut its doors for the final time on New Year’s Day 2016, it was confirmed on Facebook. The area surrounding the venue is set for a multi-million pound redevelopment over the next few years.
A statement from the venue reads: “After discussions with Elliot Group, the developer of Wolstenholme Square, we would like to make it public today that The Kazimier Club will be closing its doors as a venue for the last time on New Years Day 2016. This gives us nine months of events to celebrate the life of the venue and provide it with a fitting end. We have been offered a new site within their new development plans – talks are ongoing. The Garden will not be affected.”
“The Kazimier club began as an artistic project. From the explosive theatrical parties of its early years to its current standing it has grown to infinitely more than a building – it’s home to a brilliant team of staff, collaborators, promoters and the community in Liverpool and beyond that have contributed to the club in so many ways. We would also like to thank the recent public support that has helped extend its life-span.”
The message continues: “We could never have envisioned the warmth of feeling The Kazimier Club has created since opening its doors 7 years ago, nor could we have envisioned it surviving for as long as it has, but true to its original ethos we believe it needs to finish on a high, in the same bricks and mortar as its birth.”
However, the current management add that they will pursue “a variety of new projects” in “various new spaces” in the future.
“As this chapter draws to a close, we want to make it clear that this is the end of a building – the original artistic core and the wider Kazimier team are moving forwards with a variety of new projects in various new spaces. Details of the special programme of events for the following nine months ahead will be released shortly… look out for updates on our website and social media.”
The news follows that of the closure of Manchester’s Roadhouse venue, which is set to be turned into a restaurant after it shuts in the summer.