An iconic Vancouver club has suddenly closed its doors for good.
On Facebook the Railway Club says an effort to find a new owner for the club has gone nowhere.
On top of that high expenses, rent, and the ever rising cost of doing business has left the club with no other options but to close.
The announcement says the club is closed for good effective immediately.
Adding this is another loss for the cultural scene in a city that it says has lost a string of music venues and nightclubs over the years.
It ends the post by saying thanks to everyone who at one time or another climbed those steep stairs to see some music and raise a glass of bubbly at the Railway Club.
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