Two popular music venues in Reykjavik close down
Rósenberg, located in Klapparstígur in central Reykjavik and Græna herbergið in Lækjargata, also in the city centre have recently closed down. The City of Reykjavik might look into giving support to music venues in the city to prevent them from closing down.
Rósenberg was a very popular music venue for years but is now going to be turned into an Irish pub. Græna herbergið, a fairly new venue shortly followed suit as it went bankrupt.
There are however plenty of music venues that remain: fGaukurinn, Húrra, Gamla bíó, Kex Hostel, Hard Rock Café, Hlemmur Square and Bryggjan brugghús as well as Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.
María Rut Reynisdóttir, a new project manager for music at the City of Reykjavik believes that there are grounds for the City to support music venues as reported by today's Morgunblaðið. "I will be mapping out the music venues in the city, not just their numbers but also their aims and their quality and how they thrive within the regulatory environment of the City."