Fans bid farewell to Leeds city centre bar

The Elbow Room venue in Leeds city centre.
The Elbow Room venue in Leeds city centre.
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FANS of a popular Leeds bar have flocked to social media to express their shock over the venue’s closure.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported yesterday that Elbow Room on Call Lane had shut last week after more than 15 years in business.

A spokeswoman explained that the city centre bar was owned by Leeds Trading Ltd, and had been closed permanently.

The venue has played host to a number of stars over the years including The Sugarhill Gang, who performed at the bar in 2007.

Craig Charles also performed regular DJ sets at the venue over the years.

Fans have now taken to social media to have their say over the closure.

On the YEP Facebook page, Andy Gibson-Downs said: “Used to love this bar when I worked in town. Sad and surprised to see it go.”

Scott Pearson said: “The rents on buildings are putting people out of business and putting people off buying a business, like myself.”

On Twitter, @chadvindara said: “Was good 10 years ago but not been for years. Think it’s problem was it was out of way, too busy top end of Leeds!”

@ScottHarding23 said: “Absolutely gutted. Many a good Monday afternoon spent in that place.”

@leetoomes said: “Total pleasure to manage the opening @Elbowroomleeds and being involved for 10 years. Good times. Sad day. RIP.”

And @Ciaran_LUFC said: “Where will students go to play free pool all day on a Monday now?”

@KrasnayaDolls said: “That’s a shame. Too many of these places closing!”

@Emma_Swailes said: “I’ve had many a good night in that place. I’ve not been in for years though.”