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Hooga closes - but owners hunt new venue
7:30am Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
A MUSIC club has closed after receiving a number of noise complaints.
The owners of Hooga have closed the venue, in Victoria Road, after a series of complaints were made about the bar which played live music and held regular club nights.
Blues in the City was the last event there on Wednesday, January 16.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the owners confirmed their decision to close the venue, adding a new location could be opened soon.
The statement said: “With ongoing noise complaints, we have decided the time is right for us to move on and close the doors at our Victoria Road site.
“We can’t thank everyone enough – family, friends, staff and everyone who has performed and partied with us.
“This is not the end, look out for a new venture coming to a central location in February.”
Nick Garner, the organiser of the Blues in the City evenings, said the bar was a great venue.
He said: “It was the only proper live music venue in Chelmsford. It was great, the ambience and atmosphere of the place were fantastic.
“People found it a very comfortable place to attend. It is such a shame to see it forced to close just as our evenings were taking off, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they will be able to open a new venue soon.”
Clubbers and musicians who visited the venue also expressed their sadness.
Romily Roberts, of Chelmsford, said: “I can’t believe there will be no music venues left in Chelmsford. We once had such a great music scene. It is a real shame.”