New life on horizon for Iron Horse: The Parlor Room buys entertainment venue from Suher


Staff Writer
Published: 9/27/2023 5:22:28 PM

NORTHAMPTON — At long last, the Iron Horse Music Hall has a new owner, and music could be emanating from the venerable Center Street location as soon as February.

The Parlor Room, a nearby music venue run by a nonprofit organization, announced Wednesday that they have signed an agreement with Eric Suher, the current owner of the Iron Horse, for a transfer of business assets, including the venue’s liquor license, and a 15-year lease to operate the music venue, which has been shuttered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our interests were aligned,” said Chris Freeman, president of the Parlor Room Foundation, on the agreement with Suher. “We both wanted to see the legacy of the Iron Horse continue. We both think it’s been this incredibly important place in Northampton.”

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