BUSINESSES near The Kingsway in Swansea have said the closure of its Oceana nightclub is sad news for the area.
James Price, shift manager of The Potters Wheel pub, said the it did not receive much business from Oceana, but he was disappointed nonetheless.
He said: "It is such a shame. All the people working there may lose their jobs.
"It will make an impact to The Kingsway as it is such a big building. However, they had a different target market to us so I do not think the closure will impact on our business."
Elsewhere Robert Kendall, a retail assistant for Moustache, which has shops on Belle Vue Way and Craddock Street said: "It is bad news for the area, but The Kingsway has not been busy for a long time now.
"I hope somebody with a unique idea takes over the building and attract people back to the area. Hopefully it will not stay empty for long."
A Swansea Council spokesman said it was carrying out a review aimed at transforming Swansea city centre, including The Kingsway, into "a thriving business and cultural destination".
"It is clear that many city centres are facing difficult times, and with people's shopping habits changing we can no longer rely on retail developments alone," a spokesman continued. "This is why we need to create somewhere that people want to go, somewhere that's easy to get to and offers a wide range of events and activities to create a buzz that will attract people of all ages and interests.
"We've already started getting feedback.
''All feedback will then be considered in the development of a new city centre vision to be shared with experts at a two-day conference in Swansea in the autumn."