Apart from making London Mayor Boris Johnson apoplectic with rage, the closures on the Jubilee underground line are being blamed for one of London’s biggest nightclubs being in a £3.2 million hole.
Johnson wrote in December what even by his own standards was a strongly worded letter to maintenance firm Tube Lines, complaining that the hold-ups are “unacceptable.” He demanded to know when the upgrading work would be finished.
The club has closed while owners Keith Reilly and Cameron Leslie try to sort out a deal with its various creditors. They also own the
Fabric591, Matter’s parent company, is the guarantor to a £3.2 million loan taken out by the club, which last year had a trading loss of £191,000.
Staff at the 2,600-capacity club have been told it won’t reopen before fall.