The future of Southampton club Junk has been in doubt for much of the year. Stabbing incidents occurring in the vicinity of the venue on January 22 and accusations of drug-related offences led to the police calling for the nightspot’s license to be revoked.
A licence review took place in April, which led to measures such as restricted opening times forced upon the venue.
Yesterday club representatives appeared in court to contest the decision, winning the appeal, with the venue’s licence now reinstated in full, including 4am closing times. However, Junk has faced crippling legal costs and suffered from lost business across the protracted battle.
Spokesperson Luca Pilato revealed: "We are now left in a crippling financially position with a £200k deficit hole with us all but losing the business. We are indebted to virtually every aspect of the industry from suppliers, security company, print companies, production companies, staff, agents, website technicians and acts that we owe money to. We now set upon the monumental task of re-building the business and its good name and geting every single person re-paid.”
The court victory will spark hope for London club fabric’s appeal against closure, which is set to be heard on November 28.
Head to Junk’s website for details on upcoming parties.
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