London’s Metropolitan Police supported the decision to shutter the club, but the move was condemned by DJs, musicians and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Khan said “London’s iconic clubs are an essential part of our cultural landscape.” He said the case highlighted the problem of “how we protect London’s night-time economy, while ensuring it is safe and enjoyable for everyone.”
Khan said half London’s nightclubs and 40 percent of live music venues have shut in the last eight years.
“This decline must stop if London is to retain its status as a 24-hour city with a world-class nightlife,” he said.
Fabric opened in 1999 near London’s Smithfield meat market and was considered one of the world’s leading dance music venues.
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