ERIE, Pa. — It was established as a German singing society in 1871. Today, The Erie Maennerchor Club continues to offer memorable moments.
“There’s a beautiful reception hall upstairs that accommodates up to 275 people. They have a sports bar on the lower level for duckpin bowling alleys. There’s a 2,000-square foot commercial kitchen, several private meetings rooms, two bars, a really nice dining area,” said Joe Herbert of Herbert Realty.
Membership has dwindled to 1,300 members. Herbert said the Erie Maennerchor Club no longer needs a building with more than 33,000 square feet.
“It’s just a huge facility and they just don’t need that big of a facility anymore,” he said.
Located at 1607 State St., history is now up for sale.
Herbert listed the property Tuesday for $950,000. Although the club will relocate, Herbert said the club is seeking to remain in the area.
“They definitely want to stay in the city close to downtown. We haven’t started that search yet. But now that this building is on the market, we’re going to start that search. But I think we’re looking for about 10- to 12-thousand-square feet.”
Herbert speculated about the possible uses for the large property that, including its 182-car parking lot, covers a city block.
“Well, obviously, it could be another social club, but I think its best uses would be something in the hospitality industry, maybe in the educational sector or in the office sector.”