Something Good Has Happened In 2016: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Announces Reopening Of Fabric Nightclub
This is a big win for the UK.
Fabric is to reopen following an agreement with Islington council. This is a big win for the UK.
Back in September, the legendary London nightclub was closed following the drug-related deaths of two 18-year-olds.
A large number of people, particularly from within the UK’s clubbing community, protested the closure for months alongside high profile figures like Chase & Status, Mistajam and Annie Mac.
It’s great news that Fabric will be reopening; but there will be new strict measures places upon it. Persons under 19 years of age will not be permitted on weekends, there will be an ID scanning system, improved lighting and CCTV provision and lifetime bans for anyone found in possession of drugs.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I am delighted that this agreement has been reached and that fabric will now reopen. I have always said that we needed to find a common-sense solution that protects both the future of fabric and the safety of all clubbers – as this does. I especially want to thank Islington Council for working so hard to come to this solution.
“In her first week in the job, my new Night Czar Amy Lamé held conversations with Islington Council, the Metropolitan Police and Fabric. My Night Czar will be working with other businesses, local authorities and Londoners to maximise the economic and social impact of a growing night time economy.
“I’ll also soon be announcing a new Chair of the Night Time Commission to work with Amy to help deliver a vision for a truly 24-hour city.”
People on Twitter were particularly happy: