The clubbing community was left in utter shock and disbelief after the iconic Fabric nightclub in London shut its doors this year. This of course was following the closure of many of the city’s major clubs – Fabric was the last straw.
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However, following multiple protests and campaigns, it looks like we’re getting a second chance as there’s a strong possibility it will reopen. “Advanced discussions” have apparently been taking place in secret between Fabric’s lawyers and Islington Council, with the intention of sorting out a rescue deal.
This is very exciting news, I’m sure you will agree. The two sides are now just trying to sort out new licensing conditions which would allow the club to reopen and these could be finalised as early as next week.
Obviously they need to sort out the drug issue, as the whole reason Fabric closed down was due to the deaths of two teenagers on the premises. The club did in fact tighten its drug policies and checks, but at the time this was not enough for Islington Council. Now, in their discussions hopefully both sides can come to some sort of solution.
Clearly the London community agrees, as more than 160,000 people signed a petition to keep the club open, while £320,000 has been raised to help fund the venue’s legal battle. The club has also seen the support of Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, who described places like Fabric as, “an essential part of our cultural landscape.” Nice one Khan.
I guess it’s just a waiting game now, although I have high hopes that Fabric will open its doors once again. It’s just a matter of time. To read about the sinister reasons why Fabric was forced to close in the first place, click HERE.