RALEIGH, North Carolina — Raleigh’s oldest music venue could face an uncertain future.
The venue has been a staple of the downtown Raleigh music scene since the early 1980s.
The building that The Berkeley occupies has a history dating back to 1920 and has been home to the Atkins Cafe & Hotel, the Carolina Cafe and Hotel and the Hollywood Hotel and Cafe, according to state records.
Public hearings on the rezoning began Tuesday.
In addition to its history as a beloved music venue, The Berkeley has had a loyal lunch following for its burgers and sandwiches.
The Berkeley used to take up more space. In 1988, the owners expanded into an adjacent property at 215 W. Martin St. and began hosting larger shows featuring punk, hip-hop, and electronic artists. The venue closed in 2013 when The Berkeley reverted to a one-bedroom venue.
Concerns about the venue closing began early Tuesday with another Facebook post shared on The Berkeley page stating that the last night of music would be on Friday, November 11.