A CHESHIRE Oaks nightspot has closed its doors for good after 12 controversial years.
The dance floors of Destiny and Elite nightclub in Ellesmere Port emptied for the last time in the early hours of Monday.
Hundreds of revellers had packed the Coliseum Way venue on Sunday night for a chance to relive the biggest anthems of the past decade at the club’s closing-down party.
No-one from Destiny and Elite was available to comment, but it is believed to have closed for financial reasons.
The past 12 years have seen performances from some of the world’s biggest dance acts, including Ian Van Dahl, The Shapeshifters and Basshunter – and even veteran EastEnders matriarch June Brown took to its turntables at the age of 75.
But the club has also courted controversy – in 2009 a decision to slash booze prices to just 90p sparked fears of binge drinking.
A six-minute film entitled 2000-2012 R.I.P. has been uploaded to video sharing website YouTube, showcasing footage and photographs of some of the club’s most memorable nights.
The video is accompanied by the message: “A nightclub that not only made history but smashed if for 12 years. We say thank you to the clubbers, DJs, MCs, PAs, dancers and performers.”