Edinburgh’s music scene has experienced another blow with the news that the Citrus Club is to close, next month.

The Grindlay Street venue’s current owners announced the plans on its Facebook page last weekend. It had previously warned “use us or lose us” late last year.

The club is to be taken over by another promoter, Leith-based Gavin Miller of Blue Dog, who plans to reopen it under a different name, Smash, on May 20th.

A statement from the current owners read: “After an incredible 25 years plus, the Citrus Club will close its doors for the last time, early in the hours of Sunday, May 7.

“We’ve had a fantastic time and hope that many of you will be able to come and say goodbye to the old place at some point over the next month.

“We know how much this place means to so many of our customers and staff, and so we have resisted offers from people wanting to turn the club into a piano bar, karaoke bar, gin palace or another soulless high street chain, and are certain that when the time comes the next incarnation of 40-42 Grindlay Street will be one you’ll like.”

The Citrus Club had garnered a reputation as a regular stopping point for touring punk and revival acts with the likes of TV Smith, The Lurkers and 999 gracing its stage. It also notably saw both TV21 and Scars performances at a John Peel tribute night in 2005.

The closure is the latest blow to the Edinburgh scene, with the Electric Circus shutting its doors for the final time at the end of last month.