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Fabric to reopen after striking new licensing deal

Original article from: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/fabric-reopen-striking-new-licensing-deal/

London nightclub Fabric is to reopen after striking a new licensing deal with Islington Council.

The venue, much loved as one of the UK’s flagship clubs, lost its licence earlier in the year after the death of two clubbers.

New stricter licensing conditions have been agreed between the venue and the authorities to enable the re-opening.

These include the use of a new ID scanning system on entry to the club, enhanced searches, greater covert surveillance and a lifetime ban on anyone caught asking for drugs.

London mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the news on Twitter, saying: ‘Thanks to all who helped find a solution that protects the club’s future & keeps clubbers safe.’

In a post on social media, Fabric said: ‘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 be 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.’

More than 150,000 people signed a petition and a fund of more than £300,000 had been raised to help with the club’s legal costs. A date for the club’s reopening has yet to be confirmed.

The news follows the recent appointment of Amy Lame as London’s new night czar.

 

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