ESC Bubble are sad to report that the owners of the Café De Paris in London will be closing the venue permanently after 96 years.
The venue which has previously hosted the London Eurovision Party event for the last six years, announced the news yesterday (20th December), which will result in around 400 job losses.
The company said in a statement:
“Despite hope that December would generate a much-needed upturn in trading income, it was apparent low customer numbers, uncertainty surrounding trading, and mounting creditors and rent arrears left the company with no alternative”
The venue was due to host the London Eurovision Party this year, which as we reported in March was then postponed.
The London Eurovision Party have responded to the news on their Twitter account, saying:
We’ve seen the sad news this morning that @CafeDeParisLDN may be closing it’s doors – we don’t have any further information yet but when we do we’ll be in contact with all ticket holders first. Thank you for your understanding https://t.co/6got5k63EL— London Eurovision (@LDNEurovision) December 20, 2020
We will of course let you know of any further news as soon as we hear it.
What are your memories of the Café De Paris? Let us know in the comments section below!