Following a six-hour hearing at Islington Council, Fabric has been forced to close after having its licence revoked. The hearing, which involved The Metropolitan Police and the famous nightclub, based their decision on ‘a culture of drugs’, saying that searches were inadequate. The decision was reached following a 28-day suspension during August which sparked a huge online petition to #savefabric.
Popular names on the DJ circuit including Skream and Annie Mac had tweeted their support of saving the nightclub and urged Sadiq Khan to step in. Since the verdict this morning, many people have expressed their outrage including the chairman of Night Time Industries Association, Allen Miller who described the decision as ‘unacceptable’.
"We're going to challenge this. This is unacceptable. This isn't the last word."
The closure of Fabric means not only a loss of 250 jobs, but also creates a huge dent to an already diminishing London nightlife scene. Open since 1999, the club has hosted some of the UK’s biggest names and led the way in creating a true clubbing experience with more than 6 million visitors since it first opened. The loss of Fabric is not only a loss for London party goers and the UK’s clubbing scene but also an important and threatened part of our economy.