Early Wednesday morning the Islington Council officially revoked London club fabric’s license, sending it into a state of permanent closure.
With representatives from fabric, Islington Public Health Authority, Islington License Authority and the Met Police on hand, the 6+ hour hearing at Islington Town Hall ended with the proclamation of “A culture of drugs exists at the club which management cannot control,“ from committee chair Flora Williamson.
Back in August, following the drug related deaths of two 18 year old males, fabric’s operational license was revoked, yielding a global petition for its saving. Even London’s mayor Sadiq Khan and Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry have addressed the issue publicly.
The ruling ultimately means that fabric’s 17 year run at the forefront of London’s underground scene has come to a decidedly unceremonious end. Yet another casualty in the battle for the city’s night culture.