Campaigners who helped London’s Fabric Club get its licence back are now lending their support to Brixton’s 414 Club, which is currently fighting its own battle for survival.
The @savefabric group posted this message on their Facebook page yesterday:
This is about more than just one club – our whole city is under attack.
Although Club 414 recently won a high court reprieve in its fight to ward off developers who want to turn the popular club into three luxury flats and a retail outlet, the future of the venue still remains in doubt.
Customers and locals have responded in considerable numbers, with over 640 objections lodged on Lambeth’s planning website, and more than 3,200 people signing a petition asking that the planning application be rejected.
Important: if you do want to register an objection, we strongly urge you to read this article first to ensure that your comments are effective: Saving Brixton’s Club 414: important guidelines to making your objections heard.
We’ve heard that the club has also been in contact with London’s new ‘Night Czar’ Amy Lamé, and hope she will be able to assist in saving what is one of the oldest venues in Brixton, and one of the very few places where local night workers can enjoy a late drink in the area.
Although many associate the late bar with techno and house music, it also hosts hugely popular weekly jazz and reggae Sunday night live sessions.