The crisis facing the night-time economy on Merseyside continues to pose a threat as more independent venues face closure.
In Liverpool, Jimmy’s and Melodic Distraction were both forced to close their doors towards the end of last year, and many other venues across the city fear what the future of the nightlife sector holds.
Reduced spending on nights out as the soaring cost of living hits the pockets of young people in particular is one of the main reasons for the spate of closures.
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