The recreation centre named after Tsyuryupa, rented by the gay club "Cabare" until 2043, is sold out on an auction for the bid of 121.6 mln RUR (~4 bln US$). The Saint-Petersburg’s authorities, as Internet news site "Pro Nedvizhimost’" (Pro Realty) says, promised its help to its new owner in evicting of "not favourable renter - gay club "Cabare" out of the historical building.
The company - the buyer of that historical building, plans to renovate and lease its premises for offices... However, the immovable property has third-party obligations, according to the Rent contract with NP "Cultural and recreational Centre" (in effect until 2043). The renter (NP) has sub-leased its rented premises of the building to sub-renter - "Cabare" club" that is popular with gays in Saint-Petersburg. In spring earlier this year the renter ("NP") filed a suit to Saint-Petersburg City Arbitrary Court with a demand to consider the signed rent contract between "NP" and "Cabare" null and void and to pay 1 bln RUR in damages.
"Cabare" gay club started its business on November 1st, 1997. During its 12 years of functioning the club has changed its addresses for three times. For today it is the oldest gay club of the Northern Palmyra and has in its "rivals" another popular gay club "The Central Station" (they both compete with each other for the leadership in popularity among gays).
Translated by Yerdna Bananes