Mystery surrounds closure of town bar

IPSWICH: Mystery today surrounds the closure of a popular town bar after an announcement was made on an online social networking site.

Night-time revellers have been left shocked after a Facebook page dedicated to Bar Coda revealed that the venue would not be opening for the weekend.

On the profile for the Falcon Street bar, the administrator for the account said: “Much love to all, but it is goodbye and good night from the best bar in town.”

The venue, which is only open to over 21-year-olds on most nights, has been a popular venue due to its late closing time.

A member of staff, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Evening Star that all of the bar staff, cleaners and DJs had been told not to come into work this weekend.

Meanwhile, another town bar still remains closed after being sold last year.

The shutters at Harvey’s in Queen Street came down at the end of last year after being open for little more than 12 months.

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The bar had led a troubled existence.

In September 2007, just days before the establishment was due to be unveiled to the public, disaster struck when flames ripped through the building.

In October 2009, Trevor Hollingsworth – the former owner of Harvey’s – told the Star that he had sold the bar and was confident that it would reopen as a bar.

No announcement had been made on Bar Coda’s website last night and the owners were uncontactable.

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