"It truly breaks our heart to say goodbye."
Much-loved Melbourne venue The Brunswick Hotel has today confirmed it will not re-open following a devastating flood that forced its closure last year.
The pub and live music venue has been closed since March 2018 after a car hit a fire hydrant outside of the venue, resulting in flooding and severe structural damage.
The team behind The Brunny have today taken to Facebook, on what is the 10th anniversary of the venue's opening, to share that they "will never re-open our doors".
"Today marks the 10th birthday of The Brunswick Hotel and while it’s usually a big milestone to celebrate, we’re devastated to confirm that since the famous flooding of March 2018 we will never re-open our doors," reads the post.
"Due to the ongoing issues with the landlord and the mental and physical toll it has taken, it truly breaks our heart to say goodbye. We’ve been beyond proud and privileged to support Melbourne’s up and coming live music scene for as long and strong as we have.
"To every band, artist, comedian, patron and staff member who has played a small or large role in our history, we THANK YOU. The Brunny would never have been what it was without the community that supports it."
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Since the closure, the team have launched new venue The Bergy Seltzer - also located on Sydney Road in Brunswick - where you can find them operating behind the bar daily from 4pm - 1am.