FABRIC Nightclub secures future at the price of extended security measures
The future of yet another sacred London nightclub was called into question this week after two drug related deaths at Farringdon’s Fabric nightclub. A last minute petition, some high profile DJ support and some bartering with the authorities to maintain its license, the brand’s home in the capital city looks to be secured for the foreseeable future courtesy of extended security measures.
As well as implementing stricter ID checks and drug searches, Fabric will be one of the first clubs in the city to have sniffer dogs on regular patrol. The addition is set to cost the venue some £300 a night extra, with an estimated seven of the canine sniffers required for each night of operation. Keith Reilly, one of the club’s founders, pointed out that their 15-years of operation has seen more than 6 million clubbers pass through their doors, with just four deaths occurring within more than a decade of Fabric. Authorities were quoted acknowledging a ‘good’ relationship between the club and the police, with Fabric set to continue operating with the addition of stricter security measures to begin immediately.
Source: London Evening Standard
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