Tuesday, 8 May 2012
The Save the Vulcan campaign welcomes the announcement given on Friday 4th May 2012 and is very pleased that The Vulcan Hotel is to be preserved at The National History Museum at St Fagans. We would like to extend our thanks to S.A. Brain & Co, The National History Museum and MARCOL Asset Management for their efforts in securing the future of this historic building.
However, the group is disappointed that it will not remain in its current location as a working pub.
We are deeply saddened and upset about the sudden and unexpected closure of the Vulcan on Friday 4th May. The current lease was due to expire on the 31st May 2012 and by ending the lease early it has deprived all of us of an opportunity to say our final farewells to our beloved local pub and give The Vulcan the send off it deserved.
The Save the Vulcan campaign remains unconvinced that the pub, now located in an area heavily populated by students, cannot be made financially viable with the right support and backing. We are not confident that all avenues have been explored in this regard. We also argue that as the last surviving building of the old Newtown area of Cardiff a level of social responsibility is required. The group would welcome comment from Mr Rapport of MARCOL Asset Management on these matters.
In relation to the funding for the Vulcan - St Fagans project, the group would also like to know if MARCOL Asset Management is to contribute to the costs given that any funds for conventional demolition are no longer required.
On a personal note, terms like "end of an era" get thrown around far too readily, but for those who ever got a chance to experience the unique energy and charisma that The Vulcan has, it rings with absolute truth.
With passion, sweat and sheer force of determination, you all ensured that The Vulcan has a future. Thank you.
Posted by Jez at 18:46