One of the UK’s best loved small venues, and hub of the Aberdeen music scene, Dr Drakes, has been forced to close.
Sharon from the venue filled DiS in: "It was just a really hard business decision. Now was the ONLY time we could get out of the lease if we wanted to, and if the business had gone under [we] would have been liable for rent for the next seven years!
"It wasn't an easy decision by any means, it had been coming for a while but we just kept on ploughing on hoping it would get better, but we were just never making enough money, and never seeming to be able to get out of a hole. So that's it, there are no secret new venues up our sleeves I'm afraid."
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