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Greyhound Hotel announces closure due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

The Greyhound Hotel will close its doors for good. 

The management team cited "recent unforeseen circumstances" as a reason for the venue's closure, while thanking both staff, promoters, performers and punters for their support over the years. 

 

Recently, a petition was started to protect the GH from imminent demolition, with developers looking to replace the famous hotel with an eight-storey apartment complex.

 

The GH is widely considered one of Melbourne's premier gay destinations, home to acclaimed cabaret and drag shows. In the '80s and '90s, the venue was home to live music and served as a cornerstone of the area's burgeoning music community. 

 

Stay tuned to Beat as more details emerge.