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Onyx Nightclub in Folkestone confirms it is closing on its Facebook page

Onyx nightclub on Folkestone seafront is closing with immediate effect, it has been confirmed.

Reports on social media this week suggested that the club – still known as The Priz from its previous life when it was called the Parisienne – had closed.

But the club confirmed on its own page last night it had opened its doors for the final time to Folkestone revellers.

The former Onyx site
The former Onyx site

It has welcomed more than 420,000 customers over the last five years and saying "all good things must come to an end".

A statement read: "To the 420,647 customers we have had through our doors since Onyx was born in 2010 we salute you.

"Many memories made, times shared with friends and great people met.

"All good things must come to an end."

The club, which underwent a major refurbishment in 2010, sits on land that forms the Folkestone Harbour Estate and is part of the seafront redevelopment masterplan.

An extension to the lease was on the table for the club and “was not withdrawn” by the Folkestone Harbour Company, the company told KentOnline.

It is still not yet clear what the short term future is for the club building until the seafront redevelopment building begins.

But Folkestone Harbour Company spokesman Peter Bettley said Onyx is “not a factor” in the progress of the seafront development at the moment adding it will be some time before building on that land starts.

He said: “The building has a finite life but we don’t have a timeline for this. The lease extension was on offer.

“The pressure isn’t there imminently to start building on that part. It’s not holding things up.

“That’s how it’s been going on for years – short extension, short extension so it didn’t tie anyone down.”

What are your memories of the club - by whatever name you knew it as? Leave your comments below.

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