By Laura Fox For Mailonline
Published: 11:59 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 11:59 BST, 16 October 2020
Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall's bar Arbeia has announced it will be closing temporarily after being hit by 'tough times' during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As South Shields was placed in the second 'High' tier of lockdown, the bar posted a statement to Facebook explaining it was 'no longer possible' to stay open with the introduction of new restrictions.
Jade opened her bar under its original name Red Door in 2019, and had been known for performing with local bands there, to the delight of fans.
Sad news: Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall's bar Arbeia has announced it will be closing temporarily after being hit by 'tough times' during the COVID-19 pandemic
In a statement, Arbeia announced: 'It is with a heavy heart that today we announce Arbeia will be closing until further notice.
'We have tried our best to get through these tough times but unfortunately it is no longer possible for us to keep our doors open.
'This isn't goodbye forever, we will be back (with a bang) the way we do best, but at the moment we are unable to confirm when this will be.
'We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our