Shuttered London Nightclub Fabric Is Reopening
Legendary London nightclub Fabric has reached a settlement with the Islington Borough Council that will allow the club to reopen sometime soon, the BBC reports. The club has been closed since September, when the council revoked its license following the deaths of two 18-year-old patrons.
Under the agreement with the council, no one under the age of 19 will be allowed in the club and anyone found with drugs will be banned for life. The new licensing arrangement also calls for the employment of a new security company, covert surveillance inside the venue, and the use of a new system to scan IDs before entry, among other provisions. All of the new conditions must be met in order for the club to reopen.
Fabric’s owners posted a statement to Instagram shortly after the news broke:
“We are hugely thankful to be able to confirm the news that we have won our licence back. We owe everything to our supporters. We really would not have to here today without your unparalleled support and generosity. So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause, artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events from us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us. We’ve even seen people sporting their #savefabric T Shirts on the other side of this planet showing just how big this thing is. So, thank you to all of you. Without the strength of your backing this would not have happened. You saved fabric.”