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UK – Granite Rock confirms closure as Aberdeen loses its Soul

By - 20 June 2019

Granite Rock Casino has confirmed the closure of its Soul Casino, which has been open for 12 years in Aberdeen, due to a ‘shift’ in entertainment culture.

The Soul Bar located on the ground floor of the property will remain open.

A spokesperson at Granite Rock Casino said: “It is with a heavy heart that Granite Rock Casino Ltd can confirm it has made the decision to close the doors of Soul Casino. We are proud to have operated Scotland’s only independent, family-owned casino for over 12 years, and this decision was not made lightly. The closure comes following a shift in late night entertainment culture in the city, which has seen a significant drop in footfall to the casino.

“Notably, the changes in drink-drive legislation has led to increased caution in customers when drinking in a late night venue, as they may be over the limit the following morning, which has seen a steep decline in wet sales in the venue. In addition, the overall economic climate in Aberdeen, coupled with high business rates, has unfortunately made trading no longer sustainable.”

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