The legendary club night, Hangar, at the former Andrew's Lane Theatre has closed.
It was due to shut after permission was granted to build a low-cost pod-style hotel but promoters have revealed they haven't been able to hold a farewell celebration at the venue "but complications with the new lease holder means that it cannot happen."
Hangar began in 2014, following on from the popular A.L.T. club night before it. Those behind the electronic music nights say they're incredibly upset that they have to close their doors but that clubbers can expect to hear from them very soon.
"We have to thank the countless international DJs that have joined us, the 100s of local DJs that have graced the Hangar main room, the staff and the promoters. The biggest thanks of all however goes to the thousands upon thousands of people that danced in the venue over the last 44 months; you were the heartbeat of the venue"
Tributes have been flooding in on social media.
Not that I’m it’s target market anymore, but sad to hear that Hangar (old ALT) has closed. We had some great days there. Cities needs clubs for young people to hang out, listen to loud music and go home late. It’s a ridiculous situation that there will be so few venues here.
— Anthony Remedy (@anthonyremedy) May 31, 2018
James Connor says he "had some a the best night's in the hangar. Be missed but hopefully not for long. Bring back the green room too."
Wayne Bowes has paid tribute, saying "sad to hear of another one of Dublin's great clubs closing. I've had the pleasure and DJing, dancing & even promoting my own gig. All the best with version 2.0. Happy to hear it's not the end.
Laura Whelan has paid tribute to the staff saying "I've never worked in a better place. I’ll never be able to walk down Andrew's Lane without the memories. Thank you so much to all the staff, security and the venue."