A RETRO arcade bar hoping to expand has revealed 'disappointing' news about a move to a bigger venue.

Retroids, currently based on New Street, said it will not be moving location due to "reasons beyond control".

The bar opened in 2018 and is filled with classic arcade and retro gaming machines as well as offering customers a range of craft beers and ciders.

Earlier this year, plans were submitted to the city council so that the bar could move to a larger location on Pump Street.

However, that move is no longer going ahead with the bar's owners expressing their disappointment.

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Retroids owners said: "So in what was probably the worst kept secret in town, I'm sorry to report that our proposed move to the Pump St premises is now off for reasons beyond our control.

"We'd been working on the move for the best part of a year and had been looking forward to improving on our current set-up at New Street.

"However, as disappointed as we all are, we remain committed to finding our next venue and will make sure that wherever that new venue may be, it's the raddest bar in town.

"For now, we're focussing on our Christmas build-up and will soon be announcing our new party packages to help you celebrate your event in style.

"Huge thanks to everyone who has worked so hard up to this point (contractors, breweries, suppliers, friends). Onwards and upwards."

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The move would have seen the bar relocate to one of the several empty units in Pump Street.

Worcester City Council gave their permission for the relocation on August 3 2022.

The move was also backed by neighbouring businesses during the consultation period, which saw no reason to object to the move. 

Recently, Spin the Black Circle, a cafe and vinyl record shop, opened in the former EE shop along the street.

Retroids was hoping to open in the former Quiksilver shop almost opposite the cafe and just around the corner from its current premises.