THE VENUE which helped launch Scots rockers The View is to reopen after the band helped it raise thousands of pounds.
The band appeared at the city’s Fat Sam’s last week in a successful fundraising mission.
And the venue will mark its reopening this weekend with a two night musical extravaganza.
Licensee Sarah Hill was forced to shut the Doghouse doors after legal proceedings were brought against her.
Bands rally round
Ms Hill was sequestrated by Dundee City Council for unpaid business rates and insolvency administrators moved in to take over the premises.
The closure of the popular music bar prompted local bands, including the pop-punk four-piece, to rally round and offer their services to help pay off the £8000 debt.
Ms Hill, 37, was said to be “ecstatic” that the venue has been saved.
She said: “To have pulled it off is amazing. We’ll be in doing a clean up and are all just really excited to be to be back in place.
“It just shows you that, with a lot of hard work and determination, you can achieve anything.
“The support from everyone including bands, local businesses, our customers and public has truly been overwhelming and will not be forgotten.
“Having The View on the bill really pulled the rabbit out of the hat for us and it played a major part in us getting here.”
The View last took to the Doghouse stage last Hogmanay when the played the venue’s New Year party.
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Kieran Webster, The View’s bass player, said: “We were just glad we could do something. Sarah helped us when we needed it and we were pleased to be able to give something back.
“We’re looking forward to the doors re-opening tonight. (Fri)