East London fixture, Fabric, which opened in 1999, had its licence withdrawn for 28 days by Islington Council following two drug-related deaths of 18-year-old men at Fabric within nine weeks of each other.
One of the club’s promoters Jacob Husley who said: “Closing a club such as Fabric would be an incredibly short-sighted response to a complex problem”, started a petition to save it signed by over 93,000 people.
Now, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan who said London’s clubs are an “essential part of our cultural landscape”, responded via Change.org in a message that was received by all of Jacob’s signers.
His written response also stated: “As part of our wider plan to support the night time economy, I will appoint a Night Czar to lead this work by bringing together key stakeholders including club and venue owners, planning and licensing authorities, the Metropolitan Police and members of the public.
"My team have spoken to all involved in the current situation and I am urging them to find a common sense solution that ensures the club remains open while protecting the safety of those who want to enjoy London’s clubbing scene"
To read the statement in full go to the petition page here.
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