Church to take over Girvan nightclub

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Revellers will be able to enjoy one last night at Jesters nightclub in Girvan on Saturday- before it transforms into a church.

Owner Sandra Horne confirmed this week that she has an accepted an offer from the Milestone Christian Fellowship Church in the town.

Rumours had been circulating for a while but the building will soon transform into a place of worship for the church who currently meet at the Community Centre and the old Ailsa Arms hotel.

Sandra said: “I’ve accepted an offer and Saturday will be our last night at Jesters when it really will be the end of an era.

“I’ve had the place for the last 16 years and I will be really sad to see it go.

“I’m happy with who it is going to but my grandchildren won’t get to experience what Jesters was all about.

“I’m also sure there will be a few people who met their future partners in the club.”

Sandra says nearly all the details have been finalised don the deal.

“I’m just waiting on hearing from the council about a change of use to get a definite date on when it will change.

“My focus moved on a while ago but I’ll be making an appearance on Saturday night.

“Life moves on though but this has been a big part of my life.”

Pastor Adam Oellermann of the Milestone church said: “We’re dead excited about it and really looking forward to moving in.

“We believe we can put some hope back on the streets of Girvan and this will give us a chance to be more involved in the community and lift people’s spirits though of course we’re not exclusive in that regard.

“Having this facility will allow us to perform more baptism services as well as having drop in services and computer services for those that are not in work.

“The ball is just rolling on the planning permission for a change of use but there aren’t going to be big changes to the structure so I’m hopeful we will be able to move in before the end of the year.”

With Jesters closure, the town is left with one nightclub; Flix’s theme bar nextdoor to Jesters.

It’s owner Forbes Robertson revealed this week that their new website has been visited by more people in the United States than in the United Kingdom with 329 in America compared with 195 since July in this country.

The website has also been visited from a whole host of countries across the world including China, Japan, Russia, Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, Germany with Flix already having reached five different contintents in the last couple of months.