In what looks like a huge victory for the thousands protesting the closure of iconic London nightclub Fabric, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced it will re-open.
This news comes just after a report in the Islington Tribune suggested that the club was coming to an out-of-court agreement with Islington Council and the Metropolitan Police.
Fabric were initially going to fight to re-open at a Magistrate’s Court hearing on November 28th, but with this latest development that will be unnecessary.
The club shut its doors permanently back in September, following a council review after two teenagers died after nights out there.
Over 150,000 people signed a petition to save Fabric in the interim time.
Fabric have since released a statement about the re-opening, which reads, “We are hugely thankful to be able to confirm the news that we have won our licence back.
“We owe everything to our supporters. We really would not be here today without your unparalleled support and generosity. So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause, artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events from us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us. We’ve even seen people sporting their #savefabric T Shirts on the other side of this planet showing just how big this thing is.
“So, thank you to all of you. Without the strength of your backing this would not have happened.
“You saved fabric.”