Fabric release statement following the decision to revoke license

The club warns of the “troubling precedent for the future” set by Islington Council’s decision to revoke its license

Fabric released a statement this morning in reaction to the revocation of the club’s license. The decision was taken following a reportedly heated meeting last night at Islington Town Hall that ran for 6 hours.

The statement reads: “Fabric is extremely disappointed with Islington Council’s decision to revoke our license. This is an especially sad day for those who have supported us, particularly the 250 staff who will now lose their jobs. Closing fabric is not the answer to the drug-related problems clubs like ours are working to prevent, and sets a troubling precedent for the future of London’s night time economy.”

The club has been shut since the weekend of the 12 August. It was initially closed to allow the Metropolitan Police to investigate following the deaths of two people who had attended the club. The license was subsequently suspended and the culmination of the process is its permanent closure, despite nearly 150,000 signatures on the #savefabric petition.