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Extensive Refurbishments at long-running Leicester Music Venue

‘The Shed,’ an iconic grassroots music venue, which has stood in Leicester for almost 30 years, has announce the grand reopening of its newly renovated downstairs bar, ‘The Vault.’

Following extensive renovations, ‘The Vault’ will officially open its doors this weekend, inviting patrons to experience its ‘unique atmosphere,’ complete with ‘a touch of retro gaming charm.’

Leicester Time: Extensive Refurbishments at long-running Leicester Music Venue
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Revealing details of the venue’s refurbishment, its owner Tom Carnell described how it will be ‘a cosy inviting space, featuring a PlayStation 2 and a Nintendo GameCube, as well as beer pong.

“The Vault is poised to become the go-to spot for relaxing, socialising, and enjoying a variety of entertainment options,” he said.

“It offers a laid-back vibe that’s perfect for both co-working during the day and unwinding with friends in the evening.”

Not only will it provide an ‘inviting space to connect and relax’, but it will also feature and extended drinks menu and be a dog friendly premises, Mr Carnell went on to reveal. 

The Shed, located in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and a staple of the city’s music scene since 1994, has long been a hub for live entertainment and incredible ‘Ambush’ club nights.

Mr Carnell, has a great amount of pride for this launch, and the refurbishment which is completely self funded.  

“The Shed has always been a community, or even a family. We have been blessed with never-ending support from our customers, regulars and friends. Their loyalty and community-spirit has been tested and proven throughout all the difficult times – of which there have been many these past few years,” he said.

“To show my appreciation and commitment to our patrons, I decided to fund this refurbishing out of my own pocket. This investment will help ensure The Shed remains a thriving spot for, not only the customers who will use the new bar but also, all of our gigs, ‘Ambush’ nights, ‘Drinks and Jams’ Mondays, ‘Alternativ Karaoke’ Fridays, and more.

“We know our clientele almost as well as we know ourselves. We’ve put them at the forefront of our renovation plans, and we are so proud to be launching this new space, something we believe our customers have been missing from their social lives. It is a privilege to have such an inspiring customer-base and the opportunity to present this, quite frankly, awesome new bar.”

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