Historic Railway Club on Dunsmuir Street put up for sale

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      One of Vancouver's most storied live-music venues has been put on the block.

      The Railway Club opened in 1931 as a gathering place for local railway workers.

      In 1980, it was bought by former NDP MLA Bob Williams, who converted it into a live-music venue.

      He and his stepdaughter, Janet Forsyth, hosted a long list of celebrated acts at their Dunsmuir Street Club until they sold it to Steve Silman seven years ago.

      Silman told CBC Radio that he would like the club to continue hosting live shows.

      Sarah McLachlan, k.d. lang, Spirit of the West, Blue Rodeo, and the Grapes of Wrath have been among the thousands of performers.

      In 2010, D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley played an acoustic set.

      The Railway Club real-estate listing (see below) cites a price of $299,000. It also mentions the venue's large floor area of 4,125 square feet of space and a liquor-primary licence with late-night service.