Nightclub Fabric wins back license
London’s Fabric lost its license back in September. Today, the club, Islington council and the Metropolitan police reach agreement on new licensing conditions. Fabric is to reopen.
New lighting, additional CCTV, and ID scanners will be introduced. Patrons found with drugs or attempting to buy them will face lifetime bans, while under 19-year-olds will be prohibited from the premises.
The Farringdon club regains its license after it being revoked, following two tragic deaths inside the venue, and undercover reports by the Met. They claimed the club’s door policy and security inside was unsatisfactory and suggested changing the decor.
Save Our Culture was launched in response and raised over £300,000 to help Fabric appeal the decision, which was going to take place at the end of November. Collide Mag attended the first fundraiser last month in London, and you can read our thoughts about the campaign here.
We really felt it was not the end for fabric. This victory shows what can happen when clubland joins forces to defend nightlife.
In order to aid the original investigation, Fabric has not operated as a nightclub since August. A reopening party date hasn’t been set yet, but we bet it will be one hell of a shindig.