Manchester Gorilla and Deaf Institute venues saved! Buyer FoundManchester’s much loved music venues Gorilla and The Deaf Institute have both been saved from closure. Their closure last week was a big story but in a reflection of the city’s burgeoning live music culture and potential post virus boom both venues have been bought by the visionary Tokyo Industries.

The company which owns clubs and bars including Impossible, The Factory and South, has snapped up both venues and says they’ll remain ‘at the forefront of the live music and club scene’.

Staff will keep their jobs as part of the terms agreed between the company and the venues and the left field cutting edge music content and booking policy will remain intact.

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