Popular Brummie pub and music venue, The Flapper, has been saved from closure once again, with a lease extension until January 2020.
The Flapper has been a cult venue for Brummie residents since 1969, for craft beers, pool and a regular calendar of events. The downstairs room hosts weekly live music, from local and touring acts.
Despite its cult status, the venue has been threatened with closure over the last few years for a variety of reasons. After a planning application to replace the Flapper with a block of apartments was submitted in 2017, the pub’s lease was terminated, and should have ended in June 2018. A campaign was launched; ‘Save the Flapper’, which resulted in the planning application being withdrawn. With just days to go on the original lease, the Flapper was saved by a lease extension until June 2019.
In a statement on the pub’s Facebook page, the Flapper confirmed that after talks with their landlord, Whitehorse Estates Ltd, their lease has been extended once again until January 2019. As yet, there is no further information on development plans for the site, but this is sure to be good news for fans of the Flapper and Birmingham’s music scene.