The African hospitality centre for the London Olympics has closed early amid reports of financial problems.
Africa Village, located in west London’s Kensington Gardens near the Royal Albert Hall, was one of a host of hospitality sites around London set up for various countries during the Games.
It has shut down due to mounting debts owed to suppliers, according to the BBC.
The venue, which featured exhibition stalls and a private area for accredited guests, was used to host concerts and to celebrate African culture. It had been visited by African medal-winners and drew festive crowds since the Games began nearly two weeks ago.
Athletes, international officials and members of the Association of National Olympic Committees for Africa (ANOCA) were among the guests.
A statement released by London & Partners, the capital’s official pomotional organization, said the village closed early due to "logistical problems."
A statement on the village's website Thursday read: "Africa Village temporarily closed until further notice. Sorry."
Officials said it is not clear if the venue can be opened again before the Olympics come to a conclusion Sunday.