North Adams Nightclub Taking 'Hiatus'; Building Listed for Sale

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — HiLo announced that it will be taking a hiatus noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenging environment to operate in.
 
The Union Street music venue made the post to its Facebook page on Nov. 26 and noted that the pandemic has not been easy on the music venue. 
 
"It is with much sadness that we are announcing that HiLo will be taking a hiatus. The challenges of a pandemic have made it very difficult for venues and artists alike. HiLo has not been immune to those challenges." 
 
Very Good Properties LLC purchased the former Quinn's Paint & Wallpaper building in 2018. Before that, the 55-59 Union St. building was the Crystal Hard Hat Saloon as well as an antique shop and a "dog" museum.
 
Very Good Properties substantially renovated the space and opened in 2019. The lower level housed the music venue and bar while the upper levels were renovated into apartments, currently listed on AirBnB. 
 
Initially, the pandemic largely grounded live performances in the venue, however, once the COVID-19 vaccine was distributed and music venues were allowed to reopen with restrictions, performances were scheduled up until the end of the year.
 
The Union Street venue is listed for sale for $259,900. 
 
As for the Parlor Cafe that is housed in HiLo, it will continue to operate out of HiLo through December. They will then move to a new downtown location next year. 
 
Parlor staff wrote on their own Facebook page:
 
"The Parlor crew has made the decision to persevere through this challenge, and we will be moving to a downtown location in early 2022. As always, we will keep our customers and friends updated as we learn more information about the timing and location of the move. Thank you for your continued support. We can't wait to build another community space with you!"

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MCLA Green Living Seminar Series Begins Jan. 26

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's annual Green Living Seminar Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 26 and continues through April, presenting a series of lectures on the theme of "Greening the City." 
 
Every semester, the Green Living Seminar Series centers around a different topic, timely and relevant in current sustainability issues. The series is free and open to the public, with seminars taking place on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. from Jan. 26 to April 20. Community members can find up-to-date information about the schedule at mcla.edu/greenliving
 
Presentations will also be broadcast on Northern Berkshire Community Television Channel (NBCTC) 1302 at the following times: 
 
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 
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