Legendary nightclub Valbon closes for the final time - and here's why
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 4 Jan 2018
It was the perfect place to meet up with your friends on the R&B floor, try and sneak into the coveted Champagne Lounge or use the double toilet cubicles in the ladies’.
Now it is the end of an era, as Club Valbon shuts its doors for the final time in preparation for the building to be transformed into 18 apartments.
Formerly known as Pozition, the nightclub reigned superior over George Street and was the prime destination after a visit to Goose, Biarritz and Sharkeys.
But the last hurrah was held with a Dance Paradise reunion party on New Year’s Eve, and now the shutters on the nightclub are down for good.
The former R&B floor in Club Valbon
One of the directors of Night-time Entertainments Ltd, who have run Pozition and Club Valbon for more than 20 years, said: “We want to thank all of our customers over the last 20 years for supporting the club when it was Pozition and over the last two and a half years as Club Valbon, Biarritz and Penthouse.
“The owners of the building have decided after supporting City of Culture and staying open for 2017 that now is the right time to be closing.
“Building will begin this year in converting the building into flats, with Hull City Council giving us planning permission to do so nine months ago.
"We want to thank all of our staff over the past 20 years, from those who built the place from Queens to the people who worked their last shift on New Year’s Eve.
The former main dancefloor at Club Valbon
“It’s the end of an era. People grew up here, and had kids who then came here. Twenty years is a long time for a nightclub to survive through business and with the same owner, and he and his family are proud, as am I as a director, that we ran a good ship.
“We did our best and we supported the local community, employed local DJs, staff and had a great time along the way.
“We want to thank everyone again and enjoy 2018.”
Club Valbon is closing its doors
The building in George Street will remain closed until building starts on the new apartments at the end of this year, but security and staff will be ensuring the building doesn’t turn to ruin.
“We will still have a company monitoring all our alarms and security, and staff will be coming in weekly to make sure the building is still being kept well,” said the director.
“We do not want Valbon to turn into a site for vandalism or an eyesore in the city. It will continue to look exactly as it does when we are closed during the day.”