|Long term Future of Putney’s Iconic Half Moon Pub and Music Venue Secured|
Pub will close for three weeks refurb on 25th September but music venue stays open!
In May 2009 we reported that the historic music venue The Half Moon was threatened with closure - local & national feelings were strong and the pub/venue continued to open it's doors. Young & Co.'s Brewery, have announced plans to secure the long term future of its iconic music venue the Half Moon pub in Putney.
Following a review with longstanding tenants James Harris and Carrie Davies, agreement has been reached for Young’s to invest in a substantial refurbishment of the music venue and conversion of the pub to its highly regarded Geronimo Inns format.
Carrie Davies will continue running the Half Moon music venue alongside the existing Half Moon crew as part of the Geronimo Inns team while James Harris will leave the pub to concentrate on growing his other successful businesses.
Commenting on the deal, Carrie Davies said:
“We think that the new Geronimo Inns format will provide the perfect complement to the pub’s music venue offering and believe that Carrie and the team will be able to take the business forward as a result. More importantly, we are delighted to have been able to secure the long term future of the Half Moon and look forward to the next exciting chapter in the pub’s history.”
James Harris said:
The refurbishment of The Half Moon will begin on 25th September 2011 when the pub element of the venue will be closed for three weeks to allow for a major refurbishment in order to bring it into line with the Geronimo Inns pub format.
The Music Venue will continue to trade as usual during this period and all upgrades and enhancements to the music venue will be undertaken simultaneously during day time non trading hours to avoid any loss of the facility to the entertainers and music fans that the Half Moon caters for.
September 2, 2011