Last orders at the Charlotte
Music venue the Charlotte will shut its doors for the last time at the end of the month.
venue which has played host to acts including Oasis, Coldplay, Arctic
Monkeys and Leicester band Kasabian – has run out of cash.
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Taverns, which owns the building, said its priority was to reopen the
venue "as soon as is feasibly possible" and appealed for "local
entrepreneurs" to get in touch.
Andy Wright, who has run the
venue for 20 years, began the process of liquidating its operating
company, The Princess Charlotte Public House Limited, this month.
Speaking to the Leicester Mercury yesterday Mr Wright said: "It will definitely be closing at the end of the month.
"That's when the company officially ceases to trade.
"Then it's up to Punch Taverns as to what it wants to do with it.
"I will be gone at the end of the month and it will be closed until further notice."
had pledged to help a campaign to save the Oxford Street venue, with
many acts saying they would be happy to play in a fund-raising gig.
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan spoke exclusively to the Mercury to offer the band's support.
He said: "If we can help, we will. At the end of the day, it's a legendary venue."
Other Leicester bands, including The Displacements and The Screening, also offered to help.
Government petition set up to save the venue gathered almost 1,100
signatures, including that of Leicester South MP Sir Peter Soulsby.
More than 10,000 people joined internet campaign groups set up to support the venue.
Richard Haswell, manager of De Montfort Hall, said the closure was a "sad loss" for the city.
A spokesman for Punch Taverns said the company was committed to the Charlotte's future.