A FORMER Wrexham town centre bar which has been shut for several years has been snapped up at auction.

The old Chicago Rock Cafe in Brook Street, which went under the hammer today, sold for £204,000 having been given a guide price of £150,000 plus.

The sale has been confirmed on the Pugh Auctions website.

It was initially due to go to auction on February 24, but the sale of the lot was postponed until today.

The sale of the site also includes the freehold of the adjoining building which is currently occupied by Atik nightclub.

Prior to the buildings being split, the site was originally the Odeon Theatre, built in 1937, before becoming a cinema and later a bingo hall until 1999.

The Odeon was then converted into a Chicago Rock Cafe, which shut in 2013, and Liquid and Envy nightclub, which was eventually replaced by Atik.