A POPULAR nightclub in Wrexham's City Centre has been forced to close down with immediate effect.

REKOM, the company that owns Wrexham's ATIK nightclub, has made the decision to close down the venue.

The decision comes just two weeks after administrators were called in following an "extremely difficult" year as a result of surges in the cost of bills.

The firm, which runs approximately 35 clubs and 12 bars across the UK filed a notice of intention giving the business space and time to work with landlords, lenders and other stakeholders on a potential restructuring plan.

However, the decision has now been made to close the venue for good.

Peter Marks, Chairman of REKOM UK said: “Following a review of our business, we were unable to reach an agreement with our landlord and have been forced to hand back the lease of ATIK Wrexham.

"Sadly, this means the club has closed and our team has been made redundant.

“While we understand the impact this will have on the local late-night economy, it’s important to recognise that this decision follows an extremely difficult period for the sector, due to the combination of the cost-of-living crisis hitting younger generations and students particularly hard, as well as the rising costs including the national minimum wage which particularly affects hospitality, alongside increased business rates and many other costs of operating.


“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests and teams who have made ATIK Wrexham such an iconic venue for a great night out over the years.”

The nightclub was previously run as a Deltic Group prior to 2020 and was bought by Rekom following the heavy impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite ATIK's "business as usual" approach over the past few weeks, the Scandinavian operator recognises the difficulty of making its decision.