Mango’s, Medellin‘s most famous club among tourists, has closed its doors “to reinvent itself,” local newspaper El Colombiano reported Monday.
Club owner Jorge Lopez told the newspaper that the surprise closing is not definite and Mango’s will open in a new location in a few months.
According to Lopez, the wild west-themed club had trouble competing with other clubs that were offering discounts. “We can’t do that because we have 140 employees. We pay dancers and all that gets very expensive,” said the owner to the newspaper.
Lopez reportedly also blamed the closing on foreigners who “took up the habit of arriving with three or four pretty girls to show off while others proposed to dancers and employees or were trying to conquer other visitors’ girlfriends,” the paper said.
The Medellin club has become the city’s most hyped since opening its doors in 1998, but also became infamous over the high number of prostitutes attending the establishment.