The Cavern Club is headed to auction. The legendary Liverpool spot is the pseudo-birthplace of The Beatles, who played there nearly 300 times in their formative days.
According to NME, Warner Estate (who own the Matthew Street building and the Cavern Walks Shopping Centre) were forced to file administration (or bankruptcy) last month. The club is expected to be sold for one million pounds.
It’s worth noting that this particular Cavern Club isn’t the very same one The Fab Four played in the early ’60s and were spotted by manager Brian Epstein. The original was destroyed in 1973 in order to equip an underground train system, and a replica was created in 1984.