A historic Liverpool music venue is being brought back to life after laying dormant for just under three decades.

Named after Liverpool’s first competitive boxer, Tom Hall, who competed between 1926 and 1929, Tom Hall’s Tavern was an operational venue between the 1950s and 1980s. Since closing its doors in 1988, it had remained derelict until C&G Holdings Ltd acquired a 35 year lease in 2016. Tom Hall’s Tavern has undergone an extensive seven month refurbishment, retaining as many original features as possible including original staircases, feature beams and a 1950s American maple sprung dance floor.

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After remaining dormant for what felt like forever, it will reopen next month, in the old Bentley Building on the corner of Brunswick Street and The Strand, following an extensive seven month refurbishment. Modern features have also been installed to fuse heritage with contemporary style including a 30 ft copper bar, suspended ceiling lighting and modern vinyl coverings which depict historical images of both the Liverpool city landscape, and famous Liverpudlian faces.

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Tom Hall’s Tavern will be open seven days a week and show all major sporting events, including all Liverpool and Everton games on ten, 50-inch LED TV screens, throughout the venue. The sports bar and live music venue will be open in time to screen sport from this year’s Olympics before the football season starts. The dual-themed venue will have a huge focus on live music, with state-of-the-art sound systems to host live bands on the venue’s performance stage, with the promise of battle of the band competitions, and open mic nights to give local musicians a chance to shine. At the other end of the venue, away from the stage, they will also host two new pool and darts leagues who will play on two feature pool tables and dart boards.

We caught up with the guys:

“The old Tom Hall’s site has been empty and unloved for many years and was falling into a state of disrepair. It’s criminal really, especially enjoying the breathtaking view of the Three Graces. The top of the building has one of the most incredible panoramic views of the Waterfront. It just needs a bit of love to bring it back to it’s former glory.”

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Tom Hall’s Tavern will host a soft launch period from Monday, July 4, with a VIP launch party scheduled for Thursday, July 14 before opening fully on Friday July 15, 2016. Over 25 positions, both full and part time, are looking to be filled, with potential applicants asked to email their CV to jobs@tomhallstavern.com by June 18, 2016.