Future of Tiger Tiger in Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays to be announced later this month
PORTSMOUTH nightclub Tiger Tiger is set to close its doors for the final time next week after 18 years in the city – but details of its new incarnation will be revealed soon.
But revellers won’t have to wait long to find out what the future plans for the Gunwharf Quays venue are.
The Deltic Group have said that they will announce information about the rebrand that the site will undergo this summer on May 20 – just two days after Tiger Tiger shuts on Saturday, May 18.
When the news broke that the company, which also owns PRYZM, was purchasing the Portsmouth nightclub in November from its owner Novus Leisure it said that the venue would relaunch with a ‘new concept’ in 2019.
Tiger Tiger's new owners have said that it will rebrand
The Deltic Group have also bought the Tiger Tiger clubs in Manchester and Newcastle – but not the ones in Leeds, Cardiff and London – for an undisclosed sum.
Speaking in November the company’s Chief Executive, Peter Marks, laid out the vision for the future of the venues.
He said: ‘We’re delighted with this acquisition.
‘Located in dynamic, vibrant cities, each of these sites perfectly complements our existing portfolio, such as our successful PRYZM Portsmouth club, and will see us enter the Manchester and Newcastle markets for the first time.
‘We look forward to welcoming the current Tiger Tiger teams to the Deltic family.
‘Our intention is to trade seamlessly through until the summer next year, whereby each of these sites will be rebranded to a new concept that is currently under development.
‘It will reinvigorate and modernise the very essence of the original Tiger Tiger vision, a multi-roomed, cross-occasion, food, drink and dancing all-day venue.'
While the closing date for the Gunwharf Quays club has been announced, the Manchester and Newcastle sites have yet to confirm when they will be shut for rebranding.
We will bring you all the latest news on the future of the Portsmouth nightclub when it is announced.
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