Palace Theatre under threat

Melbourne music venue The Palace Theatre (formerly Metro) is under threat of being purchased by developers, according to an article published in The Age.

The 2000 capacity theatre, which built in 1912 and has undergone numerous renovations and a long stint as the Metro Nightclub in the 90s, has been marked as proposed site for a 140-metre apartment tower.

While the plans are still in negotiations, if the developers were given the option to purchase the Palace site from its current owners the proposed project would involve demolition of the nightclub and a new podium level of shops, with the tower set back 20 metres from the street.”

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