‘Loved it, sorry for staff and workers’: Newcastle react to news of STACK closure

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As STACK Newcastle today announces its permanent closure from May 2022, Geordies reacted to the news.

The restoration center must cease its activities to make way for the new development of the pilgrims’ quarter.

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In a moving statement posted on social media today, STACK said it was “extremely sad” at the news and thanked its three million visitors over the years for bringing an “unforgettable atmosphere”.

The company also announced a month-long wrap-up party throughout April, hoping customers would see them in style.

The statement read: “There is no easy way to share this news and we are extremely sad to have to make this announcement.

“After 4 years in Pilgrim Street, we can confirm that STACK Newcastle will close at midnight on Monday 2nd May 2022 to make way for the development of the Pilgrim Quarter.

“We’ve had an amazing four years, welcoming over 3 million visitors and have been overwhelmed with the support you’ve shown us.

“We will be hosting a month-long wrap-up party throughout April, culminating with an all-powerful holiday weekend at STACK from Saturday May 30th to Monday May 2nd.

“We hope you all join us over the next 6 weeks in celebrating everything we’ve become famous for – great street food, great entertainment and a great atmosphere.

“The good times wouldn’t have been possible without you – THANK YOU for making STACK yours. So wipe your eyes, grab your friends and head over to STACK for our final farewell dates.

Immediately after the announcement, customers took to social media to share their memories of the visitor center.

One wrote: “Loved this place, sorry for the workers and staff losing their jobs.”

Someone else said, “I first went there a few weeks ago, and now this.”

Another shared: “Shame. Great place to eat, drink and listen to live music.”

Some have banded together in hopes that STACK will find a new place downtown to trade.

Responding to this idea, STACK said, “Everyone in the city wants STACK to stay and become a more permanent feature of the city, if we can make it happen, we’ll do everything in our power to bring it back.”

Others also shared their disappointment at the loss, but looked forward to the business boom the Pilgrim’s Quarter should bring.

One user said: ‘It’s sad to lose a popular entertainment venue, but it might not be a bad move for the town as a whole given the potential traffic to shops etc from the HMRC office which is getting worse. get there.”

Despite the outpouring of love for STACK, some users admitted they didn’t fall in love with the outdoor space.

Some pointed to expensive food and drink as a reason losing STACK might not be too hard a pill for them to swallow.

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