This weekend is the first anniversary of Blackpool’s only dedicated rock club The Tache moving to its new home on Corporation Street.
After 31 years on Cookson Street the original venue was finally closed to prepare for demolition and clearance.
The old site will soon be a brand new set of council offices, part of the multi-million pound Talbot Gateway project and rock fans are already lobbying for the new building to have some part of the old Tache name incorporated in it.
Many rockers assumed that would be it for The Tache but it has survived and prospered in its new home, the former Blue nightclub.
Original DJ Lynn Vaughn is still manning the DJ stand and long serving manager John Weber is still greeting customers old and new.
“You can take away the building, but you can’t take away the building or the spirit”, said John.
“It is our music and sense of individuality that makes The Tache special and the only genuine rock club for miles around,” said Lynn Vaughn, resident DJ for nearly 20 years.
This weekend’s events are being called One Year Ron after legendary former owner Ron Blunden, who retired when the old building was finally closed down.
Ron will be in The Tache on Saturday to celebrate the new venue’s first birthday and his 70th birthday.
Famous fans of The Tache include legendary Motorhead front man Lemmy and, allegedly, current council leader Simon Blackburn.