- The Farringdon venue will stay shut until Islington council meets to assess its license, which has been temporarily suspended.
London nightclub fabric will remain closed until Islington council meets to review the club's license, following the deaths of two 18-year-olds to suspected drug overdoses.
The club posted a statement on Friday, August 12th, in which it confirmed it was closing for that weekend to investigate the deaths. As the BBC reports, the club will remain closed until the local council meets to review its license, which has been temporarily suspended, sometime in the next three weeks. One of the men died on Saturday, August 6th, while the other died on June 25th.
"Officers felt the need to act due to concerns about the safety of those attending the club because of the supply of class A drugs in the venue and the recent deaths of two young men linked to the club," a Metropolitan Police spokesman told the Islington Gazzette.
The closure comes seven months after fabric won a legal battle with Islington council, which had tried to impose strict licensing conditions on the venue, including sniffer dogs at the door and ID scans for all customers.
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