Fab Café has announced that it will close after 14 years in business.
The alternative rock bar on Woodhouse Lane opened in 2001, although recent development works mean the business will be moving to a new location in the city centre.
Director Mike Royce said the business took an ‘amicable’ decision to relocate to allow changes ‘in the name of progress’.
In a statement posted to Facebook, he explained, ‘Fab Café opened on Woodhouse Lane in 2001, and within a few weeks the people of Leeds were queuing up for some retro madness. And the rest, as they say, is history.’
‘From the moment we close on Woodhouse Lane, the gang will be beavering away to make your new home from home as Fab as ever.’
Rob Singleton commented, ‘The end of an era indeed. I’m sad but am extremely excited for the next chapter! Fab Café has been a massive part of my life and am grateful to be part of the legacy!’
Third-year English student Eleanor Healing told The Gryphon, ‘I hope the move won’t affect the vibe as it was in a good spot and conveniently close to Pitta Pit. My house had several of our birthdays there, including my 19th and 20th. It was always an amazing night.’
Fab Café, which first opened in Manchester in 1998, describes itself as ‘the world’s first TV and movie theme bar’.
The bar will host a closing party on 11th April.
Image courtesy of Yorkshire Evening Post