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Tyson is a beer hound and cheese addict living in the beery metropolis paradise known as Manchester
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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Chicago Rocks No More

One of Bury’s landmark venues-Chicago Rock, shut its doors for the last time at the weekend. Known variously as The Rock or Chicago Cock, despite its prime location at the centre of town, its appeal has been on the wane for some time.

Once a haunt of local luminaries such as the WHB, the writing was on the wall when they gave up on daytime trade. Next went midweek evenings until they were only left with weekend £12 in and all you could drink promotions. Now Sunday’s Grab-A-Gran night will just be a fond memory. Word on the street is that JDW have purchased it and it will reopen as a Lloyds No 1. Which is excellent news. In the meantime, Bury is bracing itself for an onslaught of homeless ageing Lotharios and predatory members of the blue rinse brigade.

6 comments:

Nick Ellis said...

Great, another chav palace.

Curmudgeon said...

When I worked in Bury, I used to like the trees growing out of the roof!

sam said...

I love the Cock!

Tyson said...

Sam

That's very honest of you.

Paul Garrard said...

Grab a Gran sounds like my sort of entertainment!

Curmudgeon said...

You haven't seen Bury grans, Paul :p