A Leeds bar popular with rock and heavy metal fans has announced its definitive closure.
Like many bars and pubs reopened after months of blockade, Bad Apples Rock Bar has written a sincere message to announce that it will not reopen at all.
The Leeds city center bar was initially opened on Call Lane in 2012 and has gained some sort of cult following with Yorkshire music fans who adored its live music and close-knit atmosphere.
However, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect and Bad Apples is one of many Leeds companies to close during the blockade.
A message on the bar’s Facebook page said: “After 8 and a few years we are sorry to let you know (all of you) that not only will we not reopen on the 4th, we will not reopen at all.
“We had a good run and we had an absolute explosion, but the time has come to define it a night for us.
“We want to sincerely thank every person who has come and celebrated with us over the years, the bands that made the boneyard tremble and anyone who has not been expelled.
“To all our wonderful staff – too many to list here – I want to thank you for all your hard work and the fun we had together.
“These were the best years of my life. Here. Once again on the street: it’s time for horrible bastards, drink your cock and get your cock out of our bar. Xxxxxx”
Although some Leeds pubs and bars have started welcoming customers after three and a half months away, others are slowing down the situation.
No Greene King pub reopened on July 4th, with the national chain delaying its return as early as July 6th.
The Pack Horse in Leeds city center did not open in line with others across the city.
A post on their Facebook page said: “Unfortunately we will not participate in any openings on July 4th.
“As much as we all miss you and our team is working hard to recover, we still have some time to go. When we open we will welcome you all with open arms.”