City center ‘electricity problem’ forces bars to close


Large parts of Castle Street were in darkness this evening and a number of bars had to close due to a power problem.

The usually busy street, generally known as a popular weekend haunt in the city center, was quiet tonight.

ECHO understands that a “food problem” has affected several bars on the street in the city center.

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Footage taken by ECHO shows a number of bars in darkness with their doors closed – as small groups of people walk down the usually busy street.

Bars and restaurants, including Mcguffie & Co, Sanctuary Tap, Rox and Pasta Cosa, were closed with no lights on.

A number of bars have not opened because of this

A note on the door of one venue read: “Unfortunately we are closed for the weekend due to an electricity problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

A National Grid spokesman told ECHO they were not aware of any issues.

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