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Saturday 20 December 2014

Buyer found for Belfast pubs and gig venues

The Limelight, in Belfast
Pacemaker Press 17/6/10 The companies behind a popular chain of well known music venues and bars in Belfast has gone into administration, They include Auntie Annies, Katy Dalys, The Limelight and The Spring & Airbrake Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 17/6/10 The companies behind a popular chain of well known music venues and bars in Belfast has gone into administration, They include Auntie Annies, Katy Dalys, The Limelight and The Spring & Airbrake Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Thomas Byrne and Tierna Magee
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Aaron Everitt and Davy Greer
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Edmund McCann, Mark Haslett and Jamie Cunningham
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Lyndis Heron, Cormac Rice and Catherine Bradley
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Maeve Dobson and McDonald
Emma Riordan, Keelan Hanna, Gordan Coutts and Grace Melvin at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 19th March
Garry Toner, Jenny Wyatt and AJ Fahy at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 19th March
Glen Lyall, Peter Gilmore and Roddiger Sweeney at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Gemma Bell, Janine Walkingshaw, Suzanne Ross at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Aaron Vance, Emma Irwin, Aaron Dummigan and Stephen Currie at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Sean McKenna and Brian Torbitt from Belfast at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Mark Lammey from Belfast, Edel McCarroll from Lurgan and and Lee Bowyer from Charleton at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Rachel Haddock and Phil Robson from Belfast at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
David Hart from Templepatrick, Richard Price from Lisburn and Robert Mann from Ballymena at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Kerry Campion and Courtney Craig from Belfast at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Gareth Mooney from Lisburn and Aislinn Ritchie from Belfast at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Alan Lynn and Vicky Carson at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 19th March
Jerry and Conor Donalson at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 19th March

The sale of a Belfast pub and live venues that have hosted performances by legendary pop and rock acts is set to take place soon.

An existing operator in the market is to buy Katy Daly's, the Spring and Airbrake and the Limelight on Ormeau Avenue.

The complex had an asking price of £1.95m when it went on sale in March.

Pub company CDC Leisure, which ran the three venues and sister pub Auntie Annie's, went into administration last year owing nearly £7.8m to Allied Irish Bank.

Radio Ulster DJ Ralph McLean welcomed the news of the venues' sale. He said: "It's great. It bodes well for both local music and visiting artists if the venues are being bought."

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