Wednesday, 1 May 2013

[ Cable London forced to close ]

Network Rail cutting through Cable's shutters.
'Dear World,

It is with a huge amount of sadness that we announce Cable has closed with immediate effect.

We have been forced to close following two years of ongoing legal battles with Network Rail, who took possession of the venue this morning with an entry order, putting us out of business and leaving our 70 staff without jobs. This is due to them allegedly requiring the space back for the redevelopment of London Bridge station. It is an utterly devastating blow to what is a much loved, hugely successful, well respected music venue and media business.

This is not only a huge loss to the loyal fans and staff of Cable, but to London's clubbing community as a whole. With enormous pride, we delivered the very best talent in an environment that upheld the history of the early SE1 rave scene and supported as many musical styles as possible.

We are obviously devastated and still in shock by the news and know there will be questions. As you can appreciate, there is much work to be done and many arrangements to be made behind the scenes. A full press release will follow.

If you are presently a ticket holder for an event that was scheduled to take place at Cable, please do not worry - further information will follow in due course.

Our sincerest thanks,

The Cable Team x'

An official statement is to follow after Cable London were officially forced to close this morning. Apparently due to ongoing battles in court for the past two years with Network Rail. Yet another club victimized due to development within London. Ministry of Sound which was one of the first clubs to open in London, is also at risk of closure for the sake of property development. I am absolutely disgusted that developer's rights are being granted ahead of legitimate and licensed businesses that employ many people and provide happiness to thousands of music fans. What's next? Fabric better watch out.


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