After nearly 10 years in Langford, Hells Angels connected clubhouse for sale

After nearly 10 years in Langford, Hells Angels connected clubhouse for sale
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A West Shore clubhouse that’s had gang ties for nearly 10 years is up for sale.

The Savages Motorcycle Club on Spencer Road in Langford has been put up on the market for $1.5 million, and it’s being billed as a “prime opportunity” for savvy investors and business owners.

“They’re never there,” Scott Schwartzenberger, who lives nearby, told CHEK News. “I’ve never seen anyone at the clubhouse. Except for when the cops came.”

In January, the Savages clubhouse was subject to a search. One of nine properties that police coordinated simultaneous raids of across Greater Victoria, which led to the seizure of drugs (50 grams of fentanyl, 150 grams of methamphetamine), $46,000 in cash, an SKS rifle and handguns.

Police say that amount of fentanyl alone would make up at least 4,500 individual doses.

The raids were performed in Colwood, View Royal, North Saanich and Victoria. One Colwood woman and two Langford men were arrested during the enforcement. One of the Langford men was a full-patch member of the Savages Motorcycle Club.

A clubhouse with nearly 10 years connected to the Hells Angels

While right now it’s the Savages Motorcycle Club sign hanging, before 2017 it was the number ’41’ — code for the Devil’s Army biker gang. Both Savages and Devil’s Army, police say, are support clubs for the Hells Angels.

In March of 2023, Devil’s Army boss Ricky Alexander was found guilty of first-degree murder for killing a Saanich MMA fighter in Campbell River in 2016. Alexander was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. Crown maintained the Devil’s Army has close ties to the Hells Angels, specifically the Haney Chapter in Maple Ridge.

In 2015, more than 100 bikers moved into the clubhouse on Spencer Road, solidifying the Hells Angels’ presence on the South Island for the first time.

The bikers were greeted with a heavy police presence, including West Shore RCMP, the Integrated Road Safety Unit, and regional, provincial and federal units dedicated to outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Having an organization with international criminal links located next to a middle school wasn’t ideal for many.

“I’m getting a lot of complaints from the community. A lot. This is the most complaints we have had in a long time,” former mayor Stew Young told CHEK News in 2015.

Asking: $1.5 million 

The property’s assessed value is $800,000, and the asking price is $1.5 million.

CHEK News asked the real estate agent selling the clubhouse, Patrick Novotny, with EXP Realty, for a tour of the property. Novotny said he’d asked the owner’s permission. CHEK News never heard back.

“I think some developer is going to buy it, and it’s going to get torn down, and there will be another apartment block going up,” said Schwartzenberger.

What is clear is that after a nearly 10-year foothold on Langford’s Spencer Road, the Hells Angels appear to be moving out of town.

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