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Raleigh's oldest music venue is closing, vows to not exit quietly – WRAL Information

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh’s oldest music venue is closing its doorways in November.

Homeowners of The Berkeley Cafe made the announcement through social media on Tuesday. The venue has been a staple of the downtown Raleigh music scene for the reason that early Eighties.

In addition to its historical past as as beloved music venue, The Berkeley, situated at 217 W. Martin St., additionally has had a loyal lunch following for its burgers and sandwiches.

The Berkeley used to occupy more room. In 1988, homeowners expanded to adjoining property at 215 W. Martin St., and commenced internet hosting larger exhibits that includes punk, hip-hop and digital artists. The venue was shuttered in 2013 as The Berkeley went again to a one room venue.

The constructing The Berkeley occupies has a historical past courting again to 1920, in accordance with the state information.

The ultimate night time of music shall be Friday, Nov. 11.

“Raleigh’s oldest music venue is just not going out quietly,” a Fb submit on Berkeley Cafe’s Facebook page learn Tuesday.

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