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Sign on door thanks Bradford Love Apple customers for support
A well-known cafe-bar and nightclub in Bradford’s west end has shut down.
A slump in trade is thought to be to blame for the closure of the Love Apple, at 34 Great Horton Road.
A sign on the door reads: “Regretfully closed. Many thanks to all our friends and customers over the past 13 years, Love & Apples.”
Only two months ago, it was announced that the Love Apple would play host to a number of top Indie acts during weekly music sessions, including Pete Doherty, The Klaxons, Happy Mondays and Mani from the Stone Roses.
The licensee at the Love Apple was Parvez Iqbal, who ran the venue with his partner Victoria Brett.
Michael Stewart, a Bradford-based writer, artist and university lecturer, used to go to the Love Apple and was friends with the boss, who he knew as ‘Pav’.
Mr Stewart said: “It’s a great shame. Pav inflated the price of beers deliberately to keep out the riff-raff from the nearby cheap drinking places. But I don’t think it worked because he lost his core audience of students.”
Businessman Len Cohen, of Leeds, supplies vending machines to pubs across Yorkshire and has dealt with the Love Apple for the best part of a decade.
He said “They were lovely people to do business with. They are very upset because they’ve run it for 13 years.”
e-mail: will.kilner @telegraphandargus.co.uk