Fremantle: Fly by Night set to stay until end of January 2019

Fly By Night Musician Club.
Fly By Night Musician Club.

FLY by Night will remain in the Victoria Hall Building until January 30.

The Fremantle Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee agreed to extend the lease on Wednesday October 10.

Victoria Hall is currently up for sale and discussion of tenders will be at the December council meeting.

“Should Council accept a tender, the earliest settlement may occur is within thirty days of acceptance, estimated towards the end of January 2019,” the committee report said.

“Should settlement occur later than January 2019, further consideration regarding a license extension to Fly by Night Musicians club can be considered.

“Retaining Fly by Night within Victoria Hall while the property is marketed for sale will allow continued activation, extend time for transition of the Club to an alternative location and provide passive surveillance to the property.”

In September members of the club made a call to the community to make a contribution to keep it alive.

Previously Fly By Night board of directors chairman Steve Wells told the Gazette the venue was between a rock and a hard place.

“Often you need three months in advance notice to book an act and do promotion, since the whole thing happened there has been a downturn in bookings,” he said.

“As a result we have had less revenue as expected, we decided regardless of what happens we need more funds so we can operate in the future which is why we started crowd funding.”