Spanky Van Dykes has announced its closure will follow the venue’s New Year’s Eve finale party.
The Nottingham pub-come-restaurant, located on Goldsmith Street, has announced it is to close after seven years of business.
A frequent host to live music entertainment and student gig venue, Spanky Van Dykes’ closure has caused a lot of dismay for many punters.
On Thursday November 23, the management posted onto their Facebook an event page for their New Year’s Eve party, calling it: The end of Spanky Van Dykes.
The Facebook post read:
“Well, this is it. The end of Spanky Van Dykes. We want to thank the good people of Nottingham for 7 amazing years and invite you all to come raise a final glass with us to before we close for good at 3am on the 31st of December.
“The only liquid left on site will be our tears.”
The party is designed to celebrate the last night of the year as well as leaving the pub’s legacy on a high.
Entry on the night will be free, and DJ Tommy K will be appearing from 8pm-3am.
“THE ONLY LIQUID LEFT WILL BE OUR TEARS.”
SPANKY VAN DYKES
Despite the venue leaving no other explanation for their closing, they did post and then later remove this section of their Facebook post:
“Business has been booming and the team is the strongest it’s ever been but sadly, we don’t own the building and it’s now being developed by the landlords.”
Shaifur Sheik, a spokesman for his father, Sujat Miah, who is the landlord of Spanky Van Dykes commented on the closure.
He said: “The lease ran out earlier this year and the business did not wish to resign. We are planning to revamp the building and make it into the former American diner, Tivoli. The diner was there previously from the 90s after the Goldsmith Picture House relocated.”
Fans of the pub were quick to express their sadness over the closing on social media, many sharing their fondest memories of the venue.
On Twitter, @wwooldridge tweeted: @SpankyVanDykes sorry to see you’re closing on NYE decent place for a quality beer before a Rock City gig and any other time #shame.