'End of an era' as Tamworth town centre club Jynx to close after 13 years

-Credit: (Image: Google)
-Credit: (Image: Google)

A popular Tamworth town centre nightclub is set to call last orders for the final time, citing growing costs and falling customer numbers. Jynx in Bolebridge Street is to close after 13 years, offering "one last chance to dance" this weekend.

Confirming the news today, Thursday, May 23, an official statement read: "After 13 long years, originally as Vanity on the ground floor and as Jynx across the entire venue since 2019, our owner has decided to make this coming bank holiday weekend our final weekend of trading.

"As an independent venue in the face of growing costs and falling customer numbers in Tamworth's night time economy, the tough decision has been made to call it a day.

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"We would like to thank the thousands of customers who have visited us over the years and danced the nights away. As a venue, we haven't always got everything right, but we always strived to deliver a great night out, pushed the boundaries of music and entertainment and offer an alternative option to the competition.

"We've hosted some of the current biggest DJ's in the world, served somewhere in the region of a million drinks, and directly caused some of the most epic hangovers Tamworth has ever seen.

"You can join us this weekend for one last chance to dance. We're open Friday and Saturday to the public as usual, as well as hosting Reload Under 16s event on Sunday evening. Thank You Tamworth."

Tributes and well wishes poured in on the club's Facebook page.

One said: "I met my hubby in here 12 years ago this June. So sad to see but our entertainment and nightlife industries was not looked after during covid, now everybody's skint and the younger ones are more health-conscious. Good luck in the future."

Another said: "This is a sad announcement, had some great times there as a doorman and as a customer; happy times."

Another added: "End of an era, honestly, didn't think it'd happen. Best of luck with new ventures."

While one summed up: "What a huge shame for the town. Good luck with your next venture guys."