After such an announcement, how could there not already be a "Save Fabric" Facebook page petitioning against the club's closure?

Anyway, you've probably already heard about this today: Fabric is facing a license review. This comes after drug-related deaths, one of which was not reported to police, something which could have really stood in the way of a potential criminal investigation. Fair enough… is that ok to say? I mean, that is fair enough.

Chief Superintendent Steve Deehan said this:

"Immaturity of lifestyle of the patrons leads 
to them becoming actively involved in the taking of illegal drugs and this could account for the disproportionate and wholly unacceptable number of deaths and near death incidents at the venue."

Hmm. Ok. And rather than the club, whose doors have been open since 1999, just close up shop and disappear, the licensing committee is proposing a number of changes be put in place to avoid future drug-related incidents.

Some of the changes proposed include:

  • • ID scanning system to be installed and operated at the venue during all hours of operation
  • • drug dogs to be used for at least 50% of the hours of operation
  • • CCTV shall be installed/operated/maintained in agreement with police
  • • nobody admitted without searches

Read the full document here if you wish.

Related: A couple of months ago, East London nightlife stalwart Vibe Bar closed for similar reasons.