They're closing for renovation on August 9 and re-opening on September 17. This comes after lots of speculation about their lease, which apparently they've renewed. "We aren't going to divulge what changes we will make just yet, but if all goes according to plan we think you will be pleasantly surprised", says manager Gareth Williams.
Oh? Pleasantly surprised, you say? Could that mean...CO2 canons and giant LCD screens? Bathrooms that rival the slums of Mumbai? A new soundsystem? Some ventilation?
Hard to predict. More info as we get it. Until then, enjoy the next few weeks in the bomb shelter -- a place that would gladly have real music and an empty dancefloor than cave to fads and accessible bullshit. There's a lot to be said for that. May they continue another seven years.