East London club 93 Feet East, closed in January following a major police raid, is to reopen.
The Brick Lane venue, home to a string of live music nights (include a famous 2008 Radiohead gig) and the Fuse clubnight, was stung as part of Operation Condor, the Metropolitan Police’s capital-wide crackdown on licensing infringements. 175 officers, dog units and a helicopter descended on the venue in December 2012, resulting in ten arrests ranging from possession misdemeanours to intent to supply offences. The venue was subsequently closed for good when the local council voted to remove its entertainment and alcohol licenses.
According to the venue’s Facebook page, 93 Feet East is set to open its doors once again. The Facebook message reads: “We are delighted to announce that on 17th May 2013, Thames Magistrates’ Court allowed 93 Feet East’s appeal against the decision of Tower Hamlets council on 7th January 2013 to close 93 Feet East. 93 Feet East, which has been at the heart of Brick Lane’s evening economy since the year 2000 as part of The Old Truman Brewery, is free to reopen immediately.”