The Taxi Club will not close over the Easter weekend, contrary to previous announcements made by the club’s board of directors.

As reported in the Star Observer last month, the club announced that, following a general downturn in revenue dating back to 2006, it would be forced to close by Easter Sunday.

Club director Ron Langham hinted that the decision might not have been finalised.

“If we can get some really good turnover, anything’s possible at the end of the month,” he told the Star Observer.

“We can’t make any promises, because we don’t know what the outcome of that would be.”

The Taxi Club revealed over the weekend that since the announcement, an approach has been made from another club expressing an interest in an amalgamation arrangement. The Taxi Club has decided to pursue this arrangement, keeping the venue open for the forseeable future.

“This will enable the negotiations and discussions to continue and the club will continue to trade in its current location. It will continue to be the Taxi Club you know, without its unique nature being altered,” the club’s management wrote to patrons.

The Taxi Club’s planned Easter weekend send-off will carry on as a celebration of this news. Buoyed by the outpouring of support from the community since the planned closure was announced, management is encouraging patrons to join them in celebrating this reprieve, with special events planned each night from Thursday to Sunday over the Easter break.

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