There were rumors on Saturday that Hang Fire’s “last hurrah” might turn out to be premature, and, sure enough, it has been confirmed today by both Do Savannah and Connect Savannah that the club’s lease has been extended through the end of 2015.
Both publications quote a statement by co-owner Heather Flagle, who suggests that things are moving forward on securing a new downtown space that should be ready soon after Hang Fire leaves Whitaker Street.
37 Whitaker Street is still listed on LoopNet for $33.99 SF/YR, which works out to $4,000 per month for 1,412 square feet. It has turned out to be a great location for a small bar that depends heavily on local and repeat business, but that’s a lot of money for a retail shop on a relatively unpleasant street like Whitaker.
Hang Fire will now face a little challenge getting the word out that they’re still open for a while, and another challenge letting touring bands know that the club remains an option for four more months.
So: great news that Hang Fire will be open in its current location a while longer, but even better news that a new space is in the works.