Morecambe entertainment venue shuts down

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THE Carleton club in Morecambe has closed down with immediate effect.

The Morecambe venue’s operating company, Carleton Clubs Morecambe LTD, has gone insolvent from today and ceased trading.

Leaseholder Stewart Aimson said this was because he “could not continue financially”.

Mr Aimson said the recent loss of the once-popular weekly Wednesday student night was the final “killing” blow. He also said the venue, which had been in business as The Carleton for 24 years, was unlikely to re-open.

Five permanent staff and 25 casual employees have lost their jobs as a result of the closure.

Mr Aimson said that anyone who has any enquiries should contact administrators J M Marriott & Co on 01524 34838.

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