The Sunday Herald Sun has confirmed former North Melbourne football player Glenn Archer has bought The Market nightclub in Commercial Road.

Last month the Star Observer reported the popular gay nightclub would close mid-year.

Archer confirmed the sale to the Herald Sun and said the club would not discriminate but have a “different feel”.

“I have a couple of gay friends and they told me that area is dying, so they spend a lot of their time in St Kilda now,” he told the Herald Sun.

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