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London Gay Bar, The Richmond Arms, closing after 30 years

2016-04-03
A gay London pub, The Richmond Arms, will be closing April 23rd after 30 years. The announcement came from a Facebook post from the pubs staff. In the post they write: "To all our dearest customers, it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that we will be closing our doors for good on Saturday 23rd of April 2016." The post goes on to say that the owners of the pub, TCG, went into administration in October and they had been looking for a new owner.
To all our dearest customersIt is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that we will be closing ours doors for good... Posted by Richmond Arms on Friday, April 1, 2016
"Unfortunately this has not happened due to the landlord not willing to extent the lease, so the Richmond Arms will close and not re-open in any form." "This place is so close to many of us, we have laughed and cried here together for over 30 years. We will all miss this wonderful place in a different way." The post ends with the staff thanking their loyal customers. We hope this isn't an April Fools...