Oldham’s 'iconic' last nightclub Liquid and Envy announces closure with staff made redundant

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The ongoing pressures on the night-time hospitality businesses and the cost of living crisis have been blamed.

Oldham’s last nightclub Liquid and Envy has closed for good and all staff have been made redundant. 

Liquid and Envy is one of 17 clubs across the UK set to close as the owner, Scandinavian company Rekom, goes into administration. However, the company, which also owns the PRYZM and ATIK nightclubs, will be keeping 24 of its better performing clubs open.  Rekom cited ongoing pressures on the night time hospitality businesses and the cost of living crisis as reasons for the closure. 

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Liquid and Envy, Oldham's last nightclub, has closed down. Liquid and Envy, Oldham's last nightclub, has closed down.
Liquid and Envy, Oldham's last nightclub, has closed down. | Google Maps

Peter Marks, Chairman of Rekom UK, said: “Following a review of our business, we were unable to reach an agreement with our landlord and have been forced to hand back the lease of Liquid & Envy, Oldham. Sadly, this means the club has closed and our team has been made redundant.

“While we understand the impact this will have on the local late-night economy, it’s important to recognise that this decision follows an extremely difficult period for the sector, due to the combination of the cost-of-living crisis hitting younger generations and students particularly hard, as well as the rising costs including the national minimum wage which particularly affects Hospitality, alongside increased business rates and many other costs of operating.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests and teams who have made Liquid & Envy such an iconic venue for a great night out over the years.”

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