Eden Bar in Manchester has closed its doors for the final time on Manchester’s famous gay village.
The bar which opened in 2002 shuttered its doors for the last time resulting in the loss of 18 jobs, the Manchester Evening News is reporting.
Insolvency practitioner Steven Wiseglass, of Inquesta, has been appointed a liquidator of SDB Bars.
A statement on the bar’s website, which is still running, reads “Since opening in 2002 we have earned a reputation for combining quality food, exceptional service and a fantastic atmosphere to create an often unforgettable night out.”
The last communication from Eden Bar on Twitter hinted that the bar was closing, but only for a facelift, saying,
“Well folks Eden Manchester is off for a facelift. We will be closed until the beginning of February whilst the old girl has a spruce up. Try not to miss us too much and don’t worry I’m sure you’ll be seeing some familiar faces. Watch this space!!”
The news comes amidst a number of other gay bar closures in 2015, with Manbar and Green Carnation in London announcing their closures.