Mick Molloy has bought into Brunswick’s Railway Hotel.
The comedian, who this month announced plans to retire as a Triple M host after more than a decade, will operate the pub with Riverland Group, which acquired it two years ago.
Developed in 1889, the four storey property at 291 Albert Street, opposite Brunswick station, made headlines five years ago when police charged former owners for dealing drugs there.
It is undergoing a major renovation and extension, adding a beer garden, courtyard bar and playground – and replacing upper level guest suites with commercial studios.
Upon completion early next year, the venue is expected to have a c965-person capacity.
It has a 3am liquor licence (story continues below).
Mr Molloy, 55, hosts a national drive program – until earlier this year alongside fellow D-generation member, Jane Kennedy; his purchase into the Railway Hotel is being reported by the Herald Sun.
The father of two also works on Channel 7’s The Front Bar, which runs during the AFL season.
Elsewhere in Melbourne, Riverland Group operates two bars beside Federation Square – Riverland and Pilgrim – and Docklands’ Boatbuilders Yard.
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