ONE of York’s most popular music venues has shut its doors - but the owners have hinted that the club may be moving to a new home in the city.

Fibbers, in Toft Green, announced yesterday that the venue has closed its doors at the site for good.

But the owners suggested that the club will now move to a “new home” - saying people will be “blown away” by the choice of location.

A post on the venue’s Facebook page yesterday said: “Fibbers on Toft Green has now closed, sorry...

“We’ve loved this side of the river but there’s somewhere better for us - and we’re on the move.

“Twenty-seven years and a couple of million tickets later, one of the UK’s best, busiest and longest standing live music and club venues is off to a new home.

“We can’t tell you where just yet but we think you’ll be blown away. And pleasantly surprised.”

The Press reported last year that the future of the venue was in doubt after the club revealed its premises had been sold to a new developer in the summer.

But, following an agreement between the developers North Star and Fibbers, the night club was allowed to stay at the site for another six months.

The site could now become office blocks after the developer confirmed it will be submitting a planning application in the coming weeks.

North Star says the scheme will provide “much needed” offices in the city centre - and the design includes a new roof terrace garden as well as 16,500 sq ft of workspace.

It said: “A planning application for new grade A offices on this site will be submitted in the coming weeks, following a public exhibition event about the proposals that we held last month.”

A spokesman for North Star said the development would carry on the enhancement of the Toft Green part of the city centre with new offices that would help to meet the council’s aim of bringing high-value jobs to York.

Meanwhile, Press readers have been speculating about the next location for Fibbers night club.

Several suggested that it could be situated in the former Carpet Right shop, located in Foss Island, or at The Mansion Site - which closed earlier this month.

Many people wished the company luck, with one adding that “they were looking forward to seeing where the new site would be next”.

Fibbers was originally located in Stonebow House but moved in 2014 after City of York Council took over the freehold of that building, which has since been sold to developers and transformed into the Supersonic Fitness Centre.

Fibbers has played host to some notable acts over the years, including The Killers and Coldplay before the two bands shot to fame. Other acts to have played the venue include Laura Marling and the Stereophonics.