Almost half of the UK’s nightclubs have shut their doors in the past 10 years, according to figures released by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).
In Northampton, a number of popular late-night venues have closed their doors in the past few years, with many of them not replaced.
We have delved through the Chronicle & Echo archive to look at seven nightclubs that have shut down in the town in the past few years.
Situated at the end of Gold Street, Legends was a favourite amongst clubgoers in the 1990s and early 2000s before it closed down.
The retro bar and club opened in January 2009 on a vacant site at the top of Gold Street after being given a £500,000 refurbishment.
However, the venue closed its doors in 2013.
The nightclub opened in the former Chicago Rock Cafe venue in 2011 but closed two-and-a-half years after its owners ploughed £250,000 into re-fitting the venue.
The popular live music venue, based in Great Russell Street, and hosted bands such as Razorlight and The Tings Tings but closed in 2008.
5) Top of the Town
Also based in Great Russell Street, Top of the Town, opened as a working men’s club in 1978, later became a nightclub, and shut its doors for good in 1991. The Top of the Town was made of glass reinforced polyester and was finally demolished in 2008.
6) Fat Cats
The Fat Cat cafe bar in Bridge Street has been closed since it was badly affected by a fire in January 2012.
7) Chicago Rock Cafe
Based in the former Corn Exchange building in the Market Square, the Chicago Rock Cafe opened in 1998 with an appearance from Danii Minogue. But closed its doors a decade later.