The Stanhope House is for sale

The Stanhope House.

The Stanhope House.

One of Northwestern New Jersey’s most important music venues, The Stanhope House, is for sale. The real estate company Weichert is listing the property, at 45 Main St. in Stanhope, for $1.7 million.

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Owner Jon Klein downplayed the listing to, saying that he is just “testing the waters” and looking for a business partner, and that he wants to keep presenting blues music there.

A full slate of acts, of many different kinds, are currently booked for the club. Shows include hard-rock band Adelitas Way, Feb. 2; rapper Pharoahe Monch, Feb. 5; comedian Uncle Floyd, Feb. 14; blues singer Sari Schorr on Feb. 20; and singer-songwriter Joan Osborne, March 18. Visit for the complete schedule.

According to Weichert, the 7,000-square-foot property was built in 1790. The web site makes the following pitch:

“Own a part of New Jersey Music History! The property consists of a large Restaurant/Bar and live entertainment venue. Included in the sale are the Land & Building, Liquor License, all Fixtures and inventory and a first class sound system and PA for live music. Other features include a large private parking lot for about 70 cars, A main bar (with 12 draft lines) area with dining rooms and a large dance floor right in front of the performance stage. A separate lounge area with a separate bar, full kitchen & much more.. Occupancy for the building is approximately 300 people and there is a separate outdoor patio with a bar that can accommodate another 30-40 seats plus standing room.

A reaction from Facebook:

Posted by Rob Hammernik on Sunday, January 31, 2016


Anyone wanna spot me $1.7 million so I can buy The Stanhope House and make some “improvements”?

Posted by Anthony Smeragliuolo on Monday, February 1, 2016


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Tim mcgrath February 3, 2016 - 10:51 am

I lived there in 1983! Seen Edgar Winter there!


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