Kremlin Nightclub Sold

CBRE Complete Sale of Northern Ireland’s Premier LGBT Venue. Belfast, 30th September 2014 – Commercial property consultants CBRE have confirmed that Belfast’s largest and longest running LGBT venue has been sold for an undisclosed sum to current tenants Anthology NI.

The sale of the Kremlin Licensed Complex, which includes The Kremlin Club, Union Street Bar and The Shoe Factory Club represents one of the largest pub sales in recent years and generated significant interest from investors, with the final purchase understood to be close to the £3,000,000 asking price.

The complex started with the Kremlin Club in 1999 and has become one of the city’s best-performing and well-known licensed premises and with the new University of Ulster's campus on York Street due to be operational late 2018, the venue which trades seven days a week should continue to generate steady income for the owners.

Tim Reid, Director of Capital Markets at selling agent CBRE said, “As the economic recovery continues to gather pace, so too have we witnessed strong renewed interest in the Northern Ireland hotel and licensed sector. The sale of the Kremlin demonstrates that there is appetite for larger pub lot sizes, where the premises have been well fitted and are underpinned by strong trading fundamentals.”

Formed in 2009 to lease and run the Kremlin Complex, Anthology NI will now take full ownership of the venues including the Liquor License, branding, copyrights, goodwill, fixtures and fittings.

Anthea Wilson, Director of purchaser Anthology NI, said, “We are absolutely delighted to now own the freehold of the Kremlin having been the tenant for the past 5 years. For us its business as usual, but with a few exciting new additions planned for the complex over the next 12 months as we expand on demand and increase our diversity.”

Cathy Kapande, INC Marketing – 00 44 (0) 78 2827 2556
Tim Reid, CBRE – 00 44 (0) 2890 43 8555

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