Scunthorpe club closes down – demolition work expected to start this summer

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 5 Apr 2016

A SCUNTHORPE club has called time – and the building it occupies is set to be demolished this summer.

The Cottage Beck Snooker Club in Scunthorpe has closed after 38 years of trading.

In a surprise move, the leaseholders Paul and Ann Gee handed over the keys to the building to the owners at Ongo –two months before they were due to be evicted.

The club, off Cottage Beck Road, is due to demolished in the summer along, with the nearby block of flats in Albert Marson Court, due to structural problems

In 2003 father-of-five and ex-steelworker Mr Gee sank his redundancy money into buying the club from professional player Matthew Couch.

A spokeswoman for Ongo Homes said: "The snooker club contacted us to confirm it was closing and to arrange the hand-over of the keys."

An eviction order has also been served on the Betfred bookies which has an office in Albert Marson Court.

But the staff are waiting for new premises in nearby Cottage Beck Road to be completed.

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