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Newbury nightclub grand opening cancelled

Vault Club bosses fail to secure licence ahead of opening night

Chris Ord


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Newbury nightlcub grand opening cancelled

THE grand opening of a new nightclub in Newbury’s Kennet Centre has been cancelled.

The Vault Club had been advertised to open tonight (Friday) at the former home of Liquid.

However, a message posted on the club’s Facebook page yesterday evening said that due to “circumstances outside our control” the opening night had been postponed.

Yesterday West Berkshire Council confirmed that the club had yet to secure a licence to sell alcohol on the premises.

The licence application is still in the consultation stage which is expected to last until January 5.

The Vault Club Facebook message reads in full: “Important message from the Vault Club Management.

“It is with regret that due to circumstances that are outside our control that the opening night advertised for tomorrow night has had to be postponed.

“There are a number of rumours going around that we aren’t real and the club was not going to open in the first place.

“May we assure you this is in fact just a rumour and we will be opening very soon.”

The application for a licence to sell alcohol and late night refreshments at the venue was submitted by Big Fish Clubs UK ltd.

The company also run the Lava Lounge in Swindon. 

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  • redhead

    08/12/2017 - 18:06

    after the riot which was part of the reason liquid closed, the council said they will never allow a licence again. despite it being the police' fault it happened! if they hadn't told liquid to open the locked doors and let everyone out, after the warring parties had been separated, it wouldn't have happened! all they had to do was shepherd the one's outside away, not put them together again!


  • Big Vern

    08/12/2017 - 14:02

    I can say from lunch personal experience that the Police licencing team are a disgrace. This is obviously designed to keep a new premises closed over Christmas - preventing tax payers earning a living because the police don't want the hassle. They don't care - they'll still get paid.


    • TommyShelby

      08/12/2017 - 17:05

      Preventing amateurs from doing a terrible job and risking the safety of customers isn't a disgrace!


  • Simon

    08/12/2017 - 13:01

    Is it called The Vault because once you’ve managed to break in past the sour faced grizzlies at the door, you realise that you’ve just paid to stand inside a black box?


  • Louise


    08/12/2017 - 12:12

    As stated in Cool hand Luke "What we have here boy, is a failure to communicate"! Gross incompetence on owner's part, especially as they have another venue.


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