Tip Top Café Sold

An iconic Huntsville, Ala., club that hosted the likes of Bo Diddley, an early incarnation of The Black Crowes, and Goo Goo Dolls before it was shuttered two years ago has been sold at auction.

Photo: Cole Properties and Auction

Tip Top Café has a new owner in Doug Neal, who scored the venue for a mere $15,000.

Though he apparently plans to use the building for storage, Neal told the Huntsville Times he’d consider renovating the space if someone wanted to reopen the venue.

“I’d like to see somebody come and lease it and open it back up,” he said. “It’d be good to have a little pub around here. It’d be nice. We won’t do it, but if somebody else wants to lease it, we’d be more than glad for them to give us a call.”

The 2,300-square-feet Tip Top Café, which opened around 1945, is still zoned so that it can offer live music and stay open until 2 a.m, the paper said.