Ipswich: Staff member speaks of his sadness as popular town centre nightclub, Groove, closes its doors

Groove Retro Bar and Club, Ipswich.

Groove Retro Bar and Club, Ipswich. - Credit: Andrew Partridge

A popular retro nightclub in the heart of Ipswich was closed for the final time today.

Staff at Northgate Street-based Groove were told of the decision at a meeting in Milton Keynes today – they said the announcement came as a huge shock.

Assistant manager, Liam Schulen, said: “It is going to be a massive blow to the people that use Groove.

“I think it is going to mean Ipswich is at a massive loss.”

Full details of why the nightspot, part of the Groove chain, has closed have not been released but it is understood the profitability of the venue was a major factor.

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