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Mulberry Bar and Venue closure leaves fans ‘devastated’


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Sheffielders have been left “devastated” after a well known music venue in the city centre announced its closure.

The Mulberry Bar and Venue, in Sheffield ‘s Arundel Gate, made the sad announcement on its Facebook page on Thursday and music fans have come out in force to share their sadness at the news.

A spokesperson for the popular venue, which was formerly known as the Mulberry Tavern, said that they could “no longer cope” with the financial and mental pressure of keeping the bar open.

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They said: “After six months of stress and negotiating via our solicitors with the landlord of the mulberry, unfortunately financially and mentally we can no longer cope with the pressure and have made the decision not to reopen.

“We are sorry to everyone who was looking forward to the grand reopening. We wish the new leaseholders all the best and hope they make it as great as we thought it was.”

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And people have said that they are “devastated” by the news, though they have wished the owners luck on their next venture.

One person said: “Thanks for all the times you welcomed us. Sorry to hear you’re done but good luck with whatever is next.”

Another commented: “Devastated. Sheffield isn’t going to be the same. I’ve missed you guys so much…hope to see you again sometime soon x”

And another said: “Gutted to hear this. I live in Manchester but I’ve played a couple of shows there and been to some rad gigs and nights out at the Mulberry. My thoughts go out to all the staff and patrons.”

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The venue was well-known with music fans across the city and hosted live music throughout the week.

And the venue was also popular for rock and metal-themed club nights.

One person said: “Gutted for you. I had a cracking night there when you did karaoke, was a good night and you’ll be missed. Hope all the staff can find something else and wish you the best for the future x”

And one music fan lamented: “Another great music venue gone, before long there will no decent music places open.”

Do you have happy memories of the Mulberry? Let us know in the comments!

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