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shildonlad
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The keys/institute closing?

Post by shildonlad » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:59 pm

read on the mardi gras page on facebook that the keys/institute in town is closing. Anyone know anything about this? I know the institute darlington page now displays its address as yarm. Would be a shame, only club I’ve been to in town in recent times, maybe only one left.
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Re: The keys/institute closing?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:30 am

Sorry reflection on the state of pubs and clubs in the area. I came through the town centre after the York game to get a taxi home and the driver was grumbling that the town pubs used to be packed on New Years Day, this time they were deserted. If the Keys is closing down, sadly it won't be the last!!

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Re: The keys/institute closing?

Post by AndyPark » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:34 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:Sorry reflection on the state of pubs and clubs in the area. I came through the town centre after the York game to get a taxi home and the driver was grumbling that the town pubs used to be packed on New Years Day, this time they were deserted. If the Keys is closing down, sadly it won't be the last!!
Being fair, a lot of the pubs in the town are doing quite well.
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Re: The keys/institute closing?

Post by shildonlad » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:16 pm

Im sure a few are doing well but most likely those that do food and have day time trade which is what the keys does too.
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Re: The keys/institute closing?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:45 pm

AndyPark wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:Sorry reflection on the state of pubs and clubs in the area. I came through the town centre after the York game to get a taxi home and the driver was grumbling that the town pubs used to be packed on New Years Day, this time they were deserted. If the Keys is closing down, sadly it won't be the last!!
Being fair, a lot of the pubs in the town are doing quite well.
As SL says those that do food may be doing ok, but a lot are struggling. I went into the Green dragon before the poolie game and it was deserted, they must be losing a fortune, which they won't make back at weekends.

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Re: The keys/institute closing?

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:01 pm

The Keys is shite, that may be why it is (alledgedly) shutting. Overpriced poseur bars always crash in the end, in towns like Darlo.

Plenty of pubs are doing well in the town centre, I was out on Saturday and the Hole in the Wall, The Gate and obviously the likes of Steads, The Tap and Tanners had plenty of people in. And plenty of choice for damn good, reasonably priced drinks in all of the above mentioned.
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Re: The keys/institute closing?

Post by shildonlad » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:The Keys is shite, that may be why it is (alledgedly) shutting. Overpriced poseur bars always crash in the end, in towns like Darlo.

Plenty of pubs are doing well in the town centre, I was out on Saturday and the Hole in the Wall, The Gate and obviously the likes of Steads, The Tap and Tanners had plenty of people in. And plenty of choice for damn good, reasonably priced drinks in all of the above mentioned.
The keys over priced, its cheap compared to alot of places in newcastle. I think its more a nail in the coffin for the night club part the institute closing as it leaves inside out as the only nightclub left in town.
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Re: The keys/institute closing?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:29 am

Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:The Keys is shite, that may be why it is (alledgedly) shutting. Overpriced poseur bars always crash in the end, in towns like Darlo.

Plenty of pubs are doing well in the town centre, I was out on Saturday and the Hole in the Wall, The Gate and obviously the likes of Steads, The Tap and Tanners had plenty of people in. And plenty of choice for damn good, reasonably priced drinks in all of the above mentioned.
Most of the pubs do well one day a week, a lot really struggle for the remainder and a good few don't even bother to open midweek, as they know they will lose money.

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Re: The keys/institute closing?

Post by AndyPark » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:35 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:The Keys is shite, that may be why it is (alledgedly) shutting. Overpriced poseur bars always crash in the end, in towns like Darlo.

Plenty of pubs are doing well in the town centre, I was out on Saturday and the Hole in the Wall, The Gate and obviously the likes of Steads, The Tap and Tanners had plenty of people in. And plenty of choice for damn good, reasonably priced drinks in all of the above mentioned.
Most of the pubs do well one day a week, a lot really struggle for the remainder and a good few don't even bother to open midweek, as they know they will lose money.
Don't talk crap :lol: :lol: Plenty of pubs like the Tubwell Tap, Golden Cock, Steads etc do well most days of the week as there is a demand for drinks. Even the Woollen Mill and to an extend Boot n Shoe/Joseph Pease do well.

I've been in town for meals and seen these places busy during the week, to say it's only busy 1 day a week is ridiculous.
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