It has been confirmed that city centre nightclub venue Embrace has closed to make way for the Sheffield's New Retail Quarter project.
The 3500 capacity nightclub venue has been operating in its Burgess Street (by Barkers Pool) location since 2007.
Embrace promoted itself as "Sheffield’s premier superclub consisting of 4 club rooms; Decuba, Okujou, NyLoft and Mohito."
With themed nights such as 'Hallam Nation' the club was particularly popular with the student population, particularly from Sheffield Hallam University.
A post on the official Embrace Facebook page this afternoon simply said: "Thank you all... for the memories x."
Previously the venue was known as Kingdom, which opened in 2000 when the license from Pulse and Vogue nightclub in Attercliffe was transferred to the city centre location. Kingdom won several 'best club' awards upon opening but eventually went on to earn the affectionate nickname of 'Mingdom' as the venue dated.
Odeon cinemas operated in the space prior to Kingdom, opening up the futuristic mirrored-walls-and-red-girder building in 1987 and closing in 1994. Shops in the facilities below the venue include Mothercare and Pattiserie Valerie.
Sheffield City Council will take over the land as part of a compulsory purchase order to make way for new retail facilities in the city centre.
The council recently reaffirmed its commitment to the New Retail Quarter after several false starts with the project ended with the collapse of the 'Sevenstones' proposal last year.
More CPOs are set to follow in the area with the proposed retail area stretching from Burgess Street across to Charter Square and Furnival Gate.
City residents will see the purchasing of space for the project as a positive step for the proposals.