Fabric Nightclub Director Says 'No Pleasure or Relief' on Night of Reopening

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The exterior of Fabric nightclub in London. 

Strict court-ordered rules and implementations may overshadow success on the eve of London nightclub Fabric's grand reopening. The famed venue's license was revoked in September 2016 following the deaths of two young partiers within a six week span. It was reissued after a two-month battle with city officials on the condition that Fabric adhere to 40 new regulations, including ID scanners, covert surveillance inside the club, and lifetime bans on offenders.

Fabric is scheduled to reopen its doors for fans Friday night, Jan. 6, but Fabric director Cameron Leslie isn't celebrating just yet.

"I don't think there's any kind of pleasure or relief that we've reached this point,” he is quoted by BBC Newsbeat. "We're obviously delighted we're going to be re-opening but I don't think we're going to be looking over this particular chapter with any kind of fond memories.”

Read the full interview with Leslie at bbc.co.uk.


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