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IN PICTURES: Six former nightclubs in Northampton that we all remember

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 six nostalgic nights out and plans for their premises.

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.

1. 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.
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Fat Cats Cafe Bar premises has been shut since January 2012 when a fire, which was started accidentally by roofers, ripped through the former Angel Hotel building. Owners are now working to turn it into a 60-bed hotel.

2. Fat Cats Cafe Bar

Fat Cats Cafe Bar premises has been shut since January 2012 when a fire, which was started accidentally by roofers, ripped through the former Angel Hotel building. Owners are now working to turn it into a 60-bed hotel.
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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 before turning into Turtle Bay.

3. Groove

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 before turning into Turtle Bay.
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The nightclub opened in the former Chicago Rock Cafe venue in 2011 but closed two years after its owners ploughed 250,000 into re-fitting the venue. Plans are now approved to turn it into a world buffet restaurant and flats.

4. Balestra

The nightclub opened in the former Chicago Rock Cafe venue in 2011 but closed two years after its owners ploughed 250,000 into re-fitting the venue. Plans are now approved to turn it into a world buffet restaurant and flats.
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