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11/04/01
Last Ditch Hopes To Save Home
- Managers in crisis talks to prevent closure of top London superclub

GUTTED club bosses are in desperate talks to stave off the closure of Leicester Square superclub Home, after it was forced to close last week following allegations of drug dealing.

The club, which had its license revoked by Westminster Council after police arrested a suspect drug dealer, has 17 days to appeal against the decision.

Club managers still maintain that the club has a first class reputation and has done nothing wrong. Home founder Ron McCulloch described the decision as catastrophic and said that the council's evidence did not justify the closure, stating that proficient management had led to four out of six drug-related arrests at the club in the last three months.

"During the last 25 years I've operated safe and successful venues throughout the UK. Throughout this period our company has established an exemplary reputation," McCulloch said. Commenting on the closure, he added, "It is extremely damaging to the company. Whether we will survive or not will be decided in the next week or two."

The closure is sure to be a big blow to London's clubbing community - the 1,755 capacity club is one of, if not the, major superclub in the city, attracting top name DJ's such as the Chemical Brothers and Giles Peterson, with popular nights such as Deep South (Friday) selling out every week.



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