It's not unexpected, but it's still sad to hear: The Charlotte in Leicester has failed to find a buyer and will close at the end of the month.
There's a glimmer of hope: Punch Taverns have repeated that they'd like to reopen the pub as a music venue, and bands are lining up to play a benefit gig, if anyone wants to organise one.
For now, though:
Speaking to the Leicester Mercury yesterday [Andy] Wright said: "It will definitely be closing at the end of the month.
"That's when the company officially ceases to trade.
"Then it's up to Punch Taverns as to what it wants to do with it.
"I will be gone at the end of the month and it will be closed until further notice."
Leicester will feel the loss.
[Thanks to Simon T for the link]