Well known Newport venue Chicago Rock has closed down. Rumours of it closing have been circulating over the last few days.
Dropping by there today, we saw the venue in a sorry-state being stripped out.
All the pictures from the walls had come down, the sign had been removed from the front and contractors where there removing other items from the inside – strangely bottles of drink still stood on the bar.
We understand that it will be turned into a Lloyds No.1 Bar (Web site pretty non-functional) operated by Wetherspoons and is due to open in November 2009.
More details when we get them.