Harpers Ferry in Allston Is Closing; Brighton Music Hall to Take Its Place
A well-known nightclub in Allston that has featured live music for 40 years is getting ready to close its doors.
According to The Boston Herald, Harpers Ferry on Brighton Avenue has lost its lease and will be closing at the end of October, with Halloween being its last day in business. The Herald mentioned that over the past few months, the club had been working on trying to find a way to remain open but ultimately was unable to do so.
[October 13 update: According to the Boston Globe, the people behind The Paradise on Comm. Ave. are looking to open a new music club that will be called the Brighton Music Hall. The article says that if all goes as planned, the new club could be open by the middle of December. Thanks to the Twitter pages of Boston Emissions and BostonTweet for bringing this to our attention.]
[January 13, 2011, update: BostonTweet mentions on his Twitter page that the Brighton Music Hall will be opening tomorrow (Friday, January 14).]
Harpers Ferry has been a popular entertainment spot since opening in 1970, featuring local, regional, and national acts, including blues, rock, soul, jazz, and hip-hop bands.
The address for this nightclub in Allston was: Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134. The phone number is (617) 254-9743. And the website can be found at: http://www.harpersferryboston.com/
For more information on the closing of Harpers Ferry, please go to the Boston Herald link below.
Iconic Allston club Harpers Ferry to close