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The Newport Music Hall, one of the most iconic music venues in Columbus, is for sale.
Built nearly 100 years ago, the Newport originally served as a movie theatre. In the 1970s, the venue was known as the Agora Ballroom and began operating as a concert venue. The Newport as we know and love it came to fruition in 1984 with the first performer being Neil Young.
Over the years, a variety of world-renowned performers have graced the stage at the Newport, including U2, James Brown, Queen, AC/DC, the Ramones, and so many more.
Luckily, the potential sale of the building won’t affect the venue itself. According to PromoWest, they have a lease on the building until 2035 which means that the show, in fact, will go on.
The building is 24,000 square feet in total and includes both a restaurant and a pub. It’s listed for a cool $9.34 million by commercial real estate firm CBRE. Although Newport Music Hall has been closed since March due to the coronavirus, they still have some shows scheduled in late October.