On June 26, 2012, Neil Malik, the owner of Scratch tweeted the following.
It is with many emotions that I have to announce that @scratchclub opened its doors for the last time Sunday June 24.
— neilmalik (@neilmalik) June 27, 2012
It's a darn shame that Scratch has closed its doors. From my 19th birthday, to Legacy Arcade, to Canada's national treasure DJ Baby Yu, I've had many great memories at Scratch, and not one of them was a bad night.
In a city of country lovers and top 40 sing along clubs, I saw Scratch to be a shining beacon of musical dancing shoe hope in the city of Saskatoon. They always had bomb ass music that you could just jam to, and now with its doors closed, who will rise from the ashes?
The only time I will allow myself to sweat is when I'm dancing like a fool on that dance floor. Now I will become a recluse and never go out ever again.
I'm sure there are many out there just like me who will miss you dearly Scratch.
It was a grand run and as a wise woman once sang:
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end?
- Nelly Furtado