Nightclub closes six months after major refurbishment

A NIGHTCLUB that reopened after major investment has closed its doors after just six months.

The Hub, formerly known as Escapades, in Darlington, announced on its Twitter page today (Tuesday) that it had closed down, after rumours of its demise started to circulate on the site.

The club, based in Gladstone Street, opened in May after it was given a complete overhaul by new owners Ashley Wem and Barry Faulkner to create a multiroom venue offering live music, comedy nights and club nights.

In a short statement on its Twitter feed, @hub_darlington, the club said: “As you may of heard The Hub was closed down yesterday. If we can't move The Courteeners show to another venue, customers will be refunded.

“We'll have more information in the next couple of days. Thanks to everyone who supported us & the amazing bands & DJs for playing.The Hub x”

The sudden closure means that a number of gigs have been cancelled, including an anticipated performance by indie-rockers The Courteeners who were due to play at the club on Wednesday, November 5.

In a further statement the club said anyone who had bought tickets online would receive automatic refunds, while those who had bought tickets from the club could get refunds from The Empire, in Middlesbrough.

The Northern Echo contacted Mr Wem who declined to comment on the closure.

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