THE curtain will come down on one of Chorley’s most famous nightclubs next week.

Owner Dani Smith has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response from the public after news that Applejax nightclub is staging a big event on May 26 in memory of her dad, Kurt Smith, before it closes.

She said: “It is very sad to see it close after 30 years.

“Me and my mum have been through a lot and want to take a break as we have done it for three years since we took it on lease.”

Dani staged a 30th birthday party in December and says the nightclub will live on as one of the prime spots in the town’s nightlife as Preston-based nightclub, Switch, has plans for the venue.

She said: “It is just what Chorley needs and I have known Darren who owns Switch for a long time as he is a family friend.

“I own the building but Darren will be running it and is going to give the place a facelift. We wish him and his team all the best as they continue to deliver amazing nights in Chorley.

“It will be very sad to go but 30 years is a long time.

“The 30th birthday was an epic night and we have had a lot of friends and family posting nice messages and the response has been great.”

On the Facebook post it read: “The Smith family would like to thank all of the AJs family, both past and present, for all of their hard work, and making Applejax exactly that, Applejax.

“To all of our patrons over the years, we thank you for all of your support and we hope you had as much fun as we did.

“We would like to invite you all to Applejax on May 27th, for one last party, so we can give the memory of Kurt Smith and Applejax the final send off they both deserve! In his words “see you later kids”.