Club 414 to close at the end of May 2019

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, May 3, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

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  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Thought it was worth a tribute thread of its own. Brixton will be all the poorer for the loss of this club.
  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Might want to lock the old one and link to this? I agree it's a sad day indeed, be good to see it in one thread not spread across several.
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  5. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

  6. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Nah just merge the threads it'll look tidier for the boards ;)
  7. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Why? There is talk in the release about previous battles, but I didn't see a clear "this is why..."

    It seems like they've just decided that this is the time. Have they taken the gentrification pound? It is unclear.
  8. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    Burn it all and start again
  9. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    society not the 414 just to make it clear
  10. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Surely the reason is clear - quoting from Hondo Enterprises - property investment

    Hondo Enterprises is a property investment, development and asset management company specialising in opportunistic and value-add transactions in Central London.

    Unless I have got the wrong end of the stick they've shoe-horned Photofusion out of the market and into International House

    they've apparently bought the former Tesco/Kwiksave building from Mike Ashey

    Looks like Club 414 is the latest "value-add transaction" involving Brixton Market.

    Isn't it nice to have such a laissez faire council? Lambeth Labour are more laissez faire than Wandsworth Tories if you ask me.

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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'll have the full story soon. I popped in last night. I'm going to really miss the place.
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  13. BristolEcho

    BristolEcho Well-Known Member

    I only got to go to one night there, but found it a very nice place to party and I'm sad to see that they lost their battle. :(
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

  15. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Really gutted about this. Cant say im too surprised, but id like to hear the story of why time is being called now.

    Had a brief stint working at the POW a couple of years ago, and after my shift they would always let me in for free, so i ended up there most Friday, Saturday and even Sunday nights.

    Where else in London, never mind just in Brixton, can you turn up, pay a tenner and dance to harder, more underground dance music until silly o clock?

    Huge loss!
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's the last dates:

    Sunday 12 May, 2019 – 10:00 PM until 3:00 AM
    Grass Roots Live Music Sundays

    Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Soul, Other

    Thursday 16 May, 2019 – 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM
    Brixton’s Retro Groove
    Disco, Pop (80’s)
    £3b412 £5 after

    Friday 17 May, 2019 – 11:00 PM until 7:00 AM
    Psyrhythmix: The Last Blast
    Psychedelic Trance
    £5b412 £10 after

    Saturday 18 May, 2019 – 2:00 PM until 11:00 PM
    Korruption Presents: We Love You 414
    Hard Dance, Hard Trance
    FREE! (Donations welcome)

    Saturday 18 May, 2019 – 11:00 PM until 7:00 AM
    Buzz (Bumblebee Conservation Trust benefit)
    Acid Techno, Breaks, House, Techno
    £5 Students (entry b4 2am) £8 Advance (entry b4 2am) £10 on the door.

    Sunday 17 May, 2019 – 10:00 PM until 3:00 AM
    Grass Roots Live Music Sundays
    Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Soul, Other

    Friday 24 May, 2019 – 11:00 PM until 7:00 AM
    Brixton Acid City – Celebrating The End Of An Era
    Acid Techno, Techno
    £5b412 £10 after.

    Saturday 25 May, 2019 – 11:00 PM until 7:00 AM
    Psychedelic Trance
    £5b412 £10 after.

    Sunday 24 May, 2019 – 10:00 PM until 3:00 AM
    Grass Roots Live Music Sundays
    Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Soul, Other

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  18. RushcroftRoader

    RushcroftRoader Well-Known Member

    Hondo has bought the buildings on Popes Road from Mike Ashley, but I am not sure there is any connection to 414.

    I read the article on the Brixton Blog but don't think it gives a reason why 414 is closing now. Can anyone enlighten?

  19. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I thought the previous episode of the club being under threat was down to LAP, so I was guessing that the current closure is down to Hondo (billed as the US based hedge fund new owners of Brixton Market).
    However I freely admit I haven't any documentary evidence, land registry searches etc.

    editor did suggest he was going to give the full story. So far this has not extended to who owned what.

    The Brixton Blog article here suggests that Brixton Market ownership issues are not transparent at present - and Hondo even got them to amend it after publication Registered owner of Brixton Village is a US-based hedge fund
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  20. ChrisC

    ChrisC Well-Known Member

    I have fond memories of that place during the late 90's and early 00's. I used to attend a night called Sleepless. Sad news indeed.
  21. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Do we know the reason why yet it is closing relatively suddenly?

    We knew the last threat was due to Be At One (i think) trying to get their hands on the place, whats the craic this time around?
  22. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    i hope to go to the last ever Brixton acid city thing if i can get there in time.
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  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Just two weekends to go. I guess we'll end up with some shitty winebar in its place or some dire wankfest club for the rich Hondo set.
  24. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

  25. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    is it not the last weekend this weekend? Was planning to go to the Acid City and Sunday blues session as a send off
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yes, you're right. This Saturday is the last big club night and then there's one music night on Sunday and then it's gone forever. So fucking sad.
  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

  28. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Went to the last Sunday Jazz, was great if a little blurred in my memory!
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  29. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

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  30. abstract1

    abstract1 shitting miracles

    It was via the Club 414 site that I came across U75, however many millions of years ago.

    Had many a good night down Coldharbour Lane - thanks for the good times 414, they were special x
    spitfire and editor like this.

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