After a seven-hour-plus hearing, local authorities decided to permanently shut down London’s Fabric nightclub.
The iconic U.K. venue had its license revoked last month after the fatal drug overdoses of two 18-year-old clubgoers. The club was open for more than 20 years.
Fans of the club worldwide attempted to save the venue via a Change.org petition, which had reached nearly 150,000 signers at press time.
The dance community reacted with disbelief and anger late Tuesday (Sept. 6), wondering what the London nightlife scene looks like without Fabric.
Sad to think that theres a bunch of upcoming DJ’s that wont even get to experience playing at Fabric
— Champion (@Champion_DJ) September 7, 2016
Respect. Love. And Solidarity with all who made Fabric the legend that it will always be.
— The Black Madonna (@blackmadonnachi) September 7, 2016
It shouldn’t be this way. This isn’t the end
— Mixmag (@Mixmag) September 7, 2016
RIP Fabric. Another loss for London youth. https://t.co/Dm4125G873
— Lil Tracey (@AJFromTheLane) September 7, 2016
Pure sadness about Fabric. London is being ruined right now.
— Four Tet (@FourTet) September 7, 2016
— Novelist (@Novelist) September 7, 2016
Respect and love to all the staff at fabric past and present, you created a legend. Thank you
— TEEDFEED (@TEEDinosaurs) September 7, 2016