Head up Sydney Road from the City and you will find the Rare and Reclusive , Oft neglected Spotted Mallard up on the right. Welcome to the prettiest live music venue in Melbourne, with the most excellently ridiculous name, but Spotted Mallard for short. The stage at the Spotted Mallard is the crowning glory of a grand space with bright parquet floors that was formerly used as a ballroom. Now, lampshades and a mirror ball hang down from a high ceiling with a stained-glass skylight at its heart. It’s here hipsters, urban cowboys and old ducks come for toe-tapping folk and swing bands, surf rock and even some cabaret acts. But what makes the place tick over is that the entertainment isn’t left to fend for itself with the support of the large commercial kitchen.
The venue has raised areas that almost give it an amphitheatre feel so that all can see what is happening on the stage. One large bar serves the entire venue. The raised section on Sydney Road end of the venue opens out on to a balcony for smokers and those needing some fresh air. In addition to this there is full frontage of the venue footpath trading. The opposite end of the venue has a mezzanine level above the open plan kitchen that can be used as VIP/private section.
The venue has an on premises licence until 1 am with a large capacity of 293. There are 11 years left on the lease made up of 1x5x5. Bond is only one months rent which including GST is less than $2000 a week. All fixtures and fittings are included in the sale except for the all the sound and light equipment which is leased.
The venue suits owner operators with in the entertainment industry and who ever does take the venue on will have a lot of fun in the future. The vendor has set the asking price at $195,000 which is very reasonable for such a large venue.
This venue is now SOLD.