T-Bar Gone!

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T-Bar Gone!

Post by lejockey » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:22 pm

Just heard that T-Bar has shut its doors. The london club cull continues

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Post by oblioblioblio » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:08 pm

i wonder what the future will bring.

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Post by roland » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:16 pm

what's the reason for the closing? this bar is famous all over europe.. i can't believe it wasn't possible to run this thing cost-effective.. or is it really so hard these days to run something like a club in london and make profit?

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Post by ChrisCV » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:22 pm

thing is a lot of the club cull isn't due to low numbers, but mainly redevelopment... from the recent closures/ones under threat in the last few years it looks like this:

fabric is in administration because of matter, not because of low numbers.. however it isn't as packed as it used to be...

The End closed down because of the lease running out..

The Cross/Key/Canvas closed down because of eurostar development...

Plastic People is closed because of licensing issues

ministry is being threatened by housing development issues

only matter, SE One and now T-Bar have closed due to poor attendances..

we've also now got countless "secret" warehouse parties... outdoor parties and parties at the tops of towers..

the scene is still strnog.. people just get tired of the same four walls of a club.. and with the liberalisation to get licenses for events in non club venues.. its easier to feed that demand...

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Post by ChrisCV » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:31 pm

roland wrote:what's the reason for the closing? this bar is famous all over europe.. i can't believe it wasn't possible to run this thing cost-effective.. or is it really so hard these days to run something like a club in london and make profit?
i think the turnouts weren't good enough to keep them afloat against the development costs they probably had with the new venue... various factors played a part i'm guessing..
location, not being bang in the heart of shoreditch probs affected it...

it didn't have that no rules edge that it had in its early days... the nights that made it infamous had long gone.. no lazarus and mayer for stink on mondays, no smagghe and weathehall on thursdays.. no tolfrey with his leftout parties.. etc...

i guess it became more of a club, than just a bar which had quality music... it changed from being a place you could drop into, to a place you set out to go to..

and i'm guessing it just wasn't as cool/keep up with the times..

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Post by tone-def » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:56 pm

ChrisCV wrote: the scene is still strnog.. people just get tired of the same four walls of a club.. and with the liberalisation to get licenses for events in non club venues.. its easier to feed that demand...
or you just don't bother with it.

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Post by tone-def » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:00 pm

it was really busy the times i was there. though i never bothered once you had to pay to get in.

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Post by Atheory » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:52 pm

drinks way too expensive
bad sound system in a really reverby room
closed too early often
suddenly starting to charge in but keeping the drinks prices at 4 plus
too many dogdy bookings

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