London Club License Suspended After Drug Deaths

 in central London will stay closed for the time being. A review by authorities into two drug-related deaths is going to determine the fate of the venue. 

“For the past 2 years fabric [sic] has operated without incident but tragically in the past 9 weeks two 18 year old boys have died as a consequence of drug overdoses,” a statement on the club’s website reads. “In order to understand how this has happened we have agreed with the police and other agencies to suspend our operation whilst we investigate. The club will therefore be closed this weekend.

“We will make a further statement next week but in the meantime for anyone who has purchased a ticket for the club this weekend, we have instructed Resident Advisor to refund all ticket purchases.”

A large number of comments on the club’s Facebook page point out the attentiveness of Fabric’s staff as well as the thorough checks at the entrance.

“You can’t penalize the club. Their searches are more intense than any other club I’ve been in and when someone does get sick they provide the best care that I’ve ever seen,” one user wrote.

Fabric was named the world’s No. 1 club by DJ Magazine in 2007 and 2008, and maintained second place in the three years after. In 2016 it still claims spot No. 15 out of 100. It’s unclear how long the club will remain shut. The review by authorities is supposed to take place within the next 28 days, the BBC reports.