AFTER 17 years of awards and showcasing local electronic music, Perth nightclub Ambar will close next month.
Owner Liam Mazzucchelli says the “business in its current format is not sustainable”, but they’d be going out in style with a huge wrap-up party on July 7.
Launched in 2001 the Murray Street club was Mr Mazzucchelli’s first venue under his brand Boomtick, which went on to include Villa, Jack Rabbit Slims and the Breakfest music festival.
On the Boomtick website he announced, “it is with heavy hearts but clear minds the decision has been made to close Ambar”.
Mr Mazzucchelli said “There are a number of considered factors; tough economic times over the last 2-3 years, the way people consume music and the fundamental change in the landscape of late night entertainment.”
Synonymous with dim lighting and a slightly sticky floor, but an amazing sound system and quality DJ line up, Ambar’s won the Best Nightclub award in the Perth Dance Music Awards every year from 2003 to 2013.
DJMag ranked it the number 42 club in the world in 2006, putting it at number 1 in Australia.