Date set for reopening of legendary club JB’s

Former Midland rock club JB’s will re-open at the end of September following a six-figure revamp – and these pictures provide a glimpse of its new-look.

Former Midland rock club JB’s will re-open at the end of September following a six-figure revamp – and these pictures provide a glimpse of its new-look.

The music venue in Dudley, which once played host to Robert Plant and U2, has been given a new lease of life following a 10-month restoration project.

However, the metal and rock nights that put the club on the map as a Midland music landmark will not return. Bosses say they will still hold live music and tribute nights, but also stage conferences, wedding receptions and banquet parties at the venue.

JB’s closed in January last year after going into administration before being sold at auction for £225,000.

The building is now owned by Ramesh  Kumar Ahir, who took over in October, and set about transforming the club. The Northamptonshire-based businessman has owned a number of music and banqueting venues in the Midlands over the past three decades as well as property and retail businesses.

“This is a dream come true for us to take over JB’s and it is a challenge but we thought this was the right opportunity,” the 56-year-old said.

The club is retaining its 4am licence.