Should any enterprising entrepreneur be in any doubt, the Mile End Residents Association will be doing all it can to prevent this property ever again being used as a location for a nightclub.
We understand informally from the Police that the track record of repeated and enforced closures of nightclubs on the premises due to illegal activity and criminal/anti-social behaviour associated with this venue (see Murder Club should NOT have been open!; Broke / Boheme Nightclub Licence REVOKED! 22 Apr 2011) means it is extremely unlikely that any future application for a licence would ever be successful.
In the meantime the Council is currently consulting on whether or not any activities related to the sex trade can ever be located anywhere in Tower Hamlets (see Have your say on strip clubs and sex shops in Tower Hamlets!). The Council is firmly of the opinion that there is nowhere suitable - and prospective lessees will wish to note this.
MERA supports the owners in seeking uses appropriate to this residential and family area. In our opinion that means
- family-friendly only
- likely to promote the economic health and well-being of the area
- nothing connected to the night economy
- nothing likely to attract violence, crime or anti-social behaviour to this area
- absolutely no more fast food shops