SPRINGFIELD — The Club Station House bar in Springfield announced on Thursday that they would be closing. Their last eventa will be on July 27 and 28.
The bar made the announcement on their Facebook page.
The bar said on the post that it had been open for 30 years. John Shipley was the original bar and Ryan Brady bought the bar nine years ago.
Bandy said he’d been approached about selling the buildings that hold Club Station House a few months ago. “I accepted their offer back in March,” he said. “This has been in the works for quite some time and has been featured in our local news media also, so it’s not unexpected.”
Bandy said that he was making the announcement with mixed feelings and knew it would have an impact on the local community. “I think most people are saddened to lose the location that has been home to a LGBT friendly bar for over 30 years,” he said.
Brady said he wouldn’t talk about any future plans until things have been finalized.
Brady said he wanted to “just to thank everyone for their support over the almost 9 years I have owned the business.”
The final event, “The Last Dance,” will have showtime at 10 p.m on Saturday, July 27. The $3 cover starts at 9. The next day will be the last day the Club Station House is open at 306 E. Washington. The bar will be open at 2 p.m. and everything will be $1 (one shot per order though) and with no cover.