UPDATE: The realtor has since confirmed the conditional sale of El Mocambo and we'll know more details after May 1.
According to the rumour mill, there's been a conditional sale on the El Mocambo, Toronto's legendary music venue at Spadina and College. In March, the venue was listed for sale for $3.95 million; the building is 11,000 square feet space, zoned for about 450 people with a liquor licence. The listing (which now appears to be inactive) specified the building has redevelopment potential and can be turned into student housing, a fitness club or boutique hotel. In its day, the venue had many famous acts grace the stage including The Rolling Stones, U2, Elvis Costello and the Tragically Hip. According to the source, it will likely continue on as the El Mocambo which might make Torontonians or at least CBC host Jian Ghomeshi very happy.
The legendary #ElMocambo is up for sale and may turn into condos or offices. Would love to see it restored as a fine live music venue again.— jian ghomeshi (@jianghomeshi) March 9, 2014
The realtor wouldn't comment on the rumoured sale. We'll keep you posted.
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