BC casinos and nightclubs to reopen on Canada Day

VICTORIA – BC casinos and nightclubs have been given the green light to reopen on July 1, when BC officially enters Stage 3 of its restart plan.

The capacity limits and activities that can take place in the two industries were outlined by provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Premier John Horgan on Tuesday afternoon.

Dancing will not be allowed in nightclubs during stage 3, although tables for up to 10 people are allowed. People are not allowed to mix between tables, according to health officials, as is the current rule for restaurants as well.

Restaurants, bars and pubs, however, have been allowed to increase their table limits based on the size of the building, and normal alcohol service hours have been restarted.

Likewise, casinos are allowed to reopen in British Columbia, but at a reduced maximum capacity. Depending on the province, only 50 percent of gaming stations can be open at the same time.

Still, any reopening announcement is good news for the casino industry, which has been among the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Casinos have been closed for almost 16 months in British Columbia, since March 16, 2020.

The BC Lottery Corporation is now delighted to welcome its customers back to its casinos and adds that security is a priority.

“As gaming establishments across British Columbia prepare to welcome guests again on July 1, the health and safety of our players, employees and communities is our top priority,” said Lynda Cavanaugh, President and Interim CEO of the BCLC in a statement Tuesday.

“Along with our casino service providers and thousands of industry employees, we have worked hard behind the scenes to provide an exceptional entertainment experience for our players when they are ready to return,” she said. declared.

A more in-depth look at Stage 3 of BC’s plan to reopen, including restrictions that will be lifted from Thursday, can be found here.

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DJ accused of opening fire at Atlanta nightclub

Atlanta Police said a DJ at the club pulled out a gun and started shooting, hitting three customers at the Silver Ultra Lounge.

The triple shooting happened Sunday morning around 2 a.m. at the club on Sylvan Road in southwest Atlanta.

The triple shooting shocked those working in the area, such as Chef Carlton BROWN WHO OWN OCCASIONAL OCCASIONS BY Carlton.

“It’s amazing. I can’t even think about it. People go to clubs to have fun and relax. To find out that the DJ is packing… It sometimes makes me guess any club. is crazy, ”commented Chef Carlton Brown.

Detectives say a dispute arose and the manager asked DJ Alexander to leave. Police say that was when the 25-year-old stopped throwing the last few shots and pulled out a gun, shooting at the ground.

Chaos erupted and one of the bullets hit a client who was rushed to hospital. Police say suspect Alexander fled the scene but was arrested at the BP in the next block.

Two other men also ended up in the hospital who said they too were shot in the SUL lounge.

Chief Carlton says all of this is unusual for a region in transition that has recently improved its image.

“Over the past three years, really no worries. It has mellowed considerably. It’s calm. I haven’t seen or heard of any negative issues, so hear something like this, so close to my home that is very alarming, noted the business owner.

Alexander is being held at the Fulton County Jail.

He is charged with aggravated assault, reckless driving and criminal trespass.

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One dead and three injured in shooting at St. Charles nightclub

An Aurora man was killed and three others were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a St. Charles nightclub, authorities said.

St. Charles Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Khalief D. McAllister.

The shooting occurred at 2:03 a.m. at Trilogy nightclub, 2051 Lincoln Highway, according to a press release.

St. Charles Police found McAllister and another victim near the entrance to the nightclub. Officers provided first aid and called firefighters to the scene, the statement said.

Both victims were taken to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, where McAllister was pronounced dead.

Emergency personnel were in the hospital emergency room when another gunshot victim was brought to the hospital by a friend.

Each of the surviving victims in Delnor has undergone emergency surgery, police said, with one in stable condition while another is in critical condition.

A fourth gunshot victim was taken to Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora before being treated and released.

Police Chief James Keegan said no one was in custody, but several people were questioned.

Authorities are conducting interviews at the hospital. They are still trying to piece together what happened.

“We’re still working a lot of angles on this,” Keegan said.

Keegan said the club have had no issues to date and no liquor license violations.

He said establishments must have a special permit if they are allowed to stay open until 2 a.m. Trilogy was licensed at 2 a.m.

Trilogy opened at the end of April in the space that once housed the Paradiso restaurant. At the time, owner David Brown said Trilogy would offer a variety of entertainment options, including comedy shows and salsa dance parties.

“We don’t want to be labeled just as a club,” Brown said. “We are more than just a club. We want to please everyone.”

On Sunday, the owner of a nearby business expressed concern after the shooting. She said she had a security camera that could help with the investigation.

Keegan confirmed that video footage was being viewed.

“There is a lot to do,” he said, “not just from surrounding businesses, but from the business itself”.

St. Charles Police are investigating the case with the assistance of the Kane County Major Crime Task Force and the Aurora and Montgomery Police Department.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Detective Division at (630) 377-4435.

• Eric Schelkopf of Shaw Media contributed to this report.

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Person shot dead near club in vibrant Greenville

One person is in hospital after a nighttime shooting off Congaree Road in Greenville. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to Club Kream on Congaree Rd. Friday just before midnight. The report says a gunshot victim was found in a parking lot adjacent to the club. The victim was taken to a local hospital for at least one non-life threatening gunshot wound, according to Captain Jimmy Bolt. No arrests have been made and there are no suspects at this time. someone has information, they are told to call the sheriff’s office at 271-5210 or CrimeStoppers at 23-CRIME.

One person is in hospital after a nighttime shooting on Congaree Road in Greenville.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to Club Kream on Congaree Rd. Shortly before midnight on Friday.

The report says a gunshot victim was found in a parking lot adjacent to the club.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for at least one non-life threatening gunshot wound, according to Captain Jimmy Bolt.

No arrests have been made and there are no suspects at this time.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 271-5210 or CrimeStoppers at 23-CRIME.

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Biden signs bill making Pulse nightclub a national memorial

President Joe Biden commemorated Pride Month at the White House on Friday by signing a bill that designates the site of a 2016 shooting at a gay nightclub as the “National Pulse Memorial.”

“May another president never have to sign a bill for a memorial like this,” Biden said.

The legislation Biden signed on Friday was passed by the Senate by voice vote earlier this month. The House passed its own version of the bill in May.

The legislation honors the 49 people killed in a mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Because Pulse was a gay nightclub, many of the shooting victims were LGBTQ +.

“A place of acceptance and joy has become a place of pain and loss,” Biden said in remarks ahead of the signing.

According to NBC News, although the legislation makes the nightclub a national memorial, it is not part of the national parks system and does not send federal funds to create a monument.

In 2019, an organization dedicated to creating a permanent memorial in honor of the victims unveiled renderings of a potential memorial site. The organization, the onePULSE foundation, said that “the project is currently in the schematic design phase, and after that will be the design development phase.”

After signing the bill, Biden delivered remarks for LGBTQ + Pride Month from the East Room of the White House.

“Just over 5 years ago, Pulse Nightclub, a place of acceptance and joy, became a place of unspeakable pain and loss,” said President Biden. “We will never fully recover but we will remember it. May no president ever have to sign a monument like this.”

Survivors, family members and victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting also attended the event.

First Lady Jill Biden also attended the event.

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Closure of gymnasiums, nightclubs and restaurants

NSW health officials have ordered the shutdown of non-essential businesses as four local government areas in eastern Sydney prepare to enter a week-long shutdown.

Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said nightclubs and gyms, as well as food businesses that do not provide essential take-out services, were to close after Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and the City of Sydney received the order to stay home until midnight next Friday.

The health directive extends to people who do not live in the four LGAs but have traveled to these areas for work in the past two weeks.

“The health ordinances will specify in detail, but clearly, if you are a business in these four local government areas, unfortunately, unless you provide essential food and services – that is, meals and take out or grocery services of that nature – we don’t expect these businesses to stay open next week, ”she told reporters on Friday morning.

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“I understand this is a big blow to businesses in these communities, but we were able to limit it to these four LGAs and that is our intention.

“This is to make sure that we don’t have, as (public health chief) Dr Chant often says, cases of transmission that last for weeks and weeks.”

Gyms have been ordered to close in these areas, but residents will be allowed to exercise outdoors in groups of no more than 10.

“Basically… if you live or work in these four local government areas, you should only leave your home if you have to work (and) you cannot work from home,” Ms. Berejiklian said.

“If you have to educate yourself and you can’t educate yourself at home, if you have to take care of someone, if you have to exercise outside, or if you have to buy essential goods and services.

The lockdown directive comes after NSW recorded its biggest increase in daily Covid-19 cases since the last outbreak began on Friday, with 22 new locally acquired infections bringing the total to 70.

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What you need to know about CoronaCheck

As more restrictions on coronaviruses are lifted and Europe gradually reopens borders for travel, the Dutch government’s CoronaCheck app becomes more and more useful. But what is the app and what does it do? Here’s everything you need to know about CoronaCheck, and how it could help you do everything you’ve been missing out on in the past year.

Why did the government launch CoronaCheck?

The CoronaCheck app was designed and launched to allow certain aspects of society to reopen, even as the coronavirus continues to circulate in the Netherlands. Through the app, members of the public can show, via a QR code, that they have recently tested negative for the coronavirus.

The app was launched in early June and provides access to events and festivals, even cinemas and restaurants. When the Apps and Access Testing Act came into effect, the government said that using the app and asking customers for a recent negative test was not mandatory, so many businesses and establishments have chose not to use the app.

But, during the press conference on June 18, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said entry tests would be mandatory for anyone visiting a nightclub from June 26.

How it works?

If you want to go to a place that uses access testing, the first thing you need to do is download the CoronaCheck app to your smartphone. Then make an appointment via testenvoortoegang within 40 hours of your scheduled outing.

Once tested, you should receive your results within an hour by email. If your test is negative, submit the code you received by email in the CoronaCheck app. This unique code can then be converted into a QR code, which can be scanned by companies or event planners.

Don’t have a smartphone? This is great too, you can print a hard copy of your QR code. Once you have received the email with your results and your unique code, go to and convert it to a QR code which you can then print. Whether you are using a digital or paper QR code, make sure you have your ID (passport, driver’s license or ID card) with you, as the information on your certificate will be compared to the information on your document. official identity.

I am vaccinated, do I still need to be tested?

From June 24, you will be able to convert a proof of vaccination into a QR code in the application or via the site. Additionally, if you are not vaccinated but have recently had coronavirus, you will also be able to convert proof of recent recovery to a QR code through the app or website.

Your vaccination data should be automatically collected and uploaded by the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) or GGD, but if CoronaCheck does not record your vaccination, you can manually create your vaccination certificate via the ‘application.

If you can show proof of vaccination or recovery, you won’t have to get tested before being allowed into an event or nightclub.

Using CoronaCheck to travel abroad

From July 1, the EU’s COVID-19 certificate (also known as the Digital Corona Certificate / DCC in the Netherlands) goes into effect. This means that from July you will be able to use the CoronaCheck app to travel within the EU.

Using the app, you will be able to create an internationally recognized QR code to present proof of your recent negative test result, recent recovery, or vaccination against COVID-19.

With this QR code, you can travel within the EU, or to Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, but the government recommends always keeping an eye on official travel advice for the country you hope to visit so that you know what requirements you will have to meet (each country can define its own).

The certificate will be available to anyone over 12, and the QR code will also be available to print if you don’t have a smartphone. Note that these rules only apply to the EU and other countries will set their own entry requirements.

Where can I find more information?

For more information on access testing or the CoronaCheck app, visit the Dutch government website or

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Covid-19: Italy is preparing to reopen nightclubs in July

The Green Pass should be used to enter nightclubs in Italy.

Italian nightclubs will be able to reopen by July 10, after an extended shutdown amid the country’s Covid-19 restrictions, Under Secretary of Health Andrea Costa said on Tuesday.

Costa told RTL 102.5 that a date for nightclubs to resume operations will be given “this week”, adding that politicians have “a duty” to give certainty to the hard-hit sector.

Costa also said entry to nightclubs would likely be tied to the Green Pass certificate, which shows a person has been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid-19.

The imminent reopening of Italian nightclubs, reported by the Italian news agency ANSA, comes as the country removes its curfew and the requirement to wear masks outdoors.

However, the reopening of nightclubs – the last area closed under covid restrictions in Italy – is a source of division within the governing coalition.

Right-wing Lega leader Matteo Salvini is pushing for the reopening of nightclubs on July 1 while Health Minister Roberto Speranza has said he will follow the guidelines of the government’s Scientific Technical Committee (CTS).

For official information on the covid-19 situation in Italy – in English – see the website of the Ministry of Health.

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Inside Ashford’s old flour mill and Liquid and Envy and Cales nightclub which could become 60 apartments

Bold plans to convert a former flour mill and nightclub into 60 apartments were revealed by KentOnline last week. To better understand, Ashford historian Steve Salter took advantage of an exclusive visit …

It has had a long and colorful history with controversies along the way, it almost burned down almost 47 years ago, and it provided the social soundtrack for many cozy parties from the 1980s to 2014.

What does the old Envy nightclub, which used to be on the ground floor of the mill, look like today? Photos: Steve Salter

Today, the old abandoned flour mill at the bottom of East Hill in Ashford is about to begin an exciting new chapter in its 120-year history.

The long-standing monument, built in 1901 and first owned by miller Henry Sturges Pledge, has just been purchased after nearly two years of negotiations by business partners and developers Oliver Davis and Rory Brace of Oliver Davis Homes.

Mr. Davis’ plan for 60 ‘high quality’ apartments not only takes into account the heritage of the site, but he is also keenly aware of the amount of work that needs to be done to prevent the building from deteriorating further and falling apart. collapse.

Because the dereliction is really complete.

Until 2014, the historic mill was a selection of nightclubs where one could have a good night’s sleep.

It was owned by Luminar Leisure as Liquid and Life (later Liquid and Envy), but its predecessor Cales Nightclub and Flatfoot Sam’s, owned by Kingfisher Leisure, are remembered in the city.

What the old flour mill looks like today
What the old flour mill looks like today
Open five nights a week, Liquid previously featured DJs, podium dancers, waders and fire eaters, as well as laser and light effects.
Open five nights a week, Liquid previously featured DJs, podium dancers, waders and fire eaters, as well as laser and light effects.
Holds during the opening night in December 1990
Holds during the opening night in December 1990
Party people enjoying the first night at the new Liquid club in November 2002
Party people enjoying the first night at the new Liquid club in November 2002

Even a Facebook group was created to celebrate the ex-nightclub, with former punters calling for the much-missed club to reopen.

Until a disastrous fire struck the site and destroyed the old fodder mill and mill on May 16, 1974, the mill, which sits on the old arm of the River Stour known as the Lords Cut , was classified.

But following the huge fire in which firefighters saved the tower, English Heritage decided to write off the remaining building.

The mill had remained empty after Pledge left in 1972 and had become a haven for vandals, and with the explosive values ​​of flour in its dust form, hell was looming disaster.

It has now been seven long years since nightlife and music stopped in the old nightclub and time has indeed taken its toll on the mill.

Wedges torn off in preparation for Liquid in 2001
Wedges torn off in preparation for Liquid in 2001
The major fire of May 1974. Photo: Barry Lawrance
The major fire of May 1974. Photo: Barry Lawrance
Liquid played a mix of dance, R&B and charts anthems, while the Envy bar played party, disco and retro tracks.
Liquid played a mix of dance, R&B and charts anthems, while the Envy bar played party, disco and retro tracks.
The old staircase leading to the Cales nightclub used from 1990 to 2001
The old access staircase to the Cales nightclub used from 1990 to 2001
Like the old Liquid site above, Envy will need to be cleaned up before any work can begin.
Like the old Liquid site above, Envy will need to be cleaned up before any work can begin.
Bar staff expect their first customers at Liquid's opening night in 2002
Bar staff expect their first customers at Liquid’s opening night in 2002

But Norton Knatchbull alumni Mr. Davis, 34, and Mr. Brace, 33, want to change all that.

Having both spent their younger years hanging out with the old club, the couple say they are totally sympathetic to those who have long been calling for a return to the nightclub.

But both restrictions such as the legal obligation preventing it from being used again for this purpose and significant viabilities mean that it will never hear the sound of music from the charts and classics of the 80s ever again.

The mill in November 1965
The mill in November 1965
Bosses of the Luminar Group shut down Liquid and Envy in 2014 and moved to Station Approach, where Cameo is now based.
Bosses of the Luminar Group shut down Liquid and Envy in 2014 and moved to Station Approach, where Cameo is now based.
Cales opens for the first time in December 1990
Cales opens for the first time in December 1990
The old Cales site is cleaned up
The old Cales site is cleaned up
What the site looked like from East Hill in the 1970s
What the site looked like from East Hill in the 1970s
One of the bedrooms on the upper floors
One of the bedrooms on the upper floors
Liquid replaced Cales, which opened in 1990
Liquid replaced Cales, which opened in 1990
The Liquid site was renamed Liquid and Envy in 2007
The Liquid site was renamed Liquid and Envy in 2007

Although it has been continuously occupied since it was rebuilt in 1981, large sections of the mill – which first became a nightclub like Dusty’s and The Jolly Miller – have not been in use since 1972 and have been around for a long time. abandonned.

Since Liquid and Envy last moved in 2014, it has fallen into a more serious dereliction and there is an urgent need to save the structure.

All the work undertaken during his nightclub era appears to have been purely cosmetic, with little regard for the structural integrity of the building.

What the mill looked like after the May 1974 fire
What the mill looked like after the May 1974 fire
Club Liquid underwent a £ 500,000 facelift in 2007
Club Liquid underwent a £ 500,000 facelift in 2007
Dusty's and The Jolly Miller shortly after opening in 1981
Dusty’s and The Jolly Miller shortly after opening in 1981
The promoters injected £ 3million into the site and promised clubbers a "escape from reality" when Liquid opened in 2002
The promoters pumped £ 3million into the site and promised clubbers an ‘escape from reality’ when Liquid opened in 2002
Real estate developer Oliver Davis is behind the scheme
Real estate developer Oliver Davis is behind the scheme
What a room on one of the upper floors currently looks like
What a room on one of the upper floors currently looks like
In 2011, the Ashford School purchased full ownership of the building, but Liquid continued to operate from the site.
In 2011, the Ashford School bought full ownership of the building, but Liquid continued to operate from the site.
Part of the mill was destroyed in a huge fire in 1974
Part of the mill was destroyed in a huge fire in 1974

It is not yet clear when a planning application will be submitted, but Mr Davis, who purchased the Ashford School site, has already been in discussions with Ashford City Council about the project.

He and his team are to be congratulated for having undertaken such a colossal project because an enormous task awaits them.

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Nightclubs ‘forced to pay extra £ 718’ next month despite legal closure

Desperate bars, theaters and nightclubs will be hit by huge vacation and business rate bills as Rishi Sunak cuts life-saving Covid support starting next month.

Hotel companies are still grappling with lockdown restrictions after the government delayed ‘Freedom Day’ due to the spread of the Covid Delta variant last week.

But the Chancellor will continue to remove high rate relief and emergency salary payments, leaving small businesses with an estimated burden of £ 50million from July 1.

Labor Party analysis indicates theaters and nightclubs will be hit hardest by new demand for 34% of corporate tariffs.

The average theater will have to pay £ 1,048, followed by £ 718 for the average nightclub, £ 598 for the average restaurant and £ 500.

Shadow Business Secretary Ed Miliband has also sounded the alarm over job losses in the hospitality industry as the Treasury will force companies to pay 10% of emergency wage costs from 1st of July.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is gradually withdrawing his support

Pubs and cafes, for example, whose employees are always on leave, have the choice of paying around £ 122.80 for a staff member whose job they want to protect or fire them.

With many sites unable to open their doors, Labor is urging the government to change course by delaying both demands.

Miliband told the Mirror: “Businesses have done well for our country during this crisis and the government must do well for them. But ministers have repeatedly failed to grasp the simple premise that public health restrictions must be matched with fair economic measures.

“A one-month deadline may seem short, but for businesses that are legally closed to trade or those with their fingertips clinging to bankruptcy and relying on the summer season, the delay is another big blow. That companies unable to reopen receive huge bills defies logic. Unless ministers act, we risk pushing more companies to the limit. “

A spokesperson for the Treasury said: “Unlike the Labor Party, we put together a jobs plan over a year ago and it is working. We have deliberately extended our support to provide certainty for people and businesses over the summer.

“The leave program is in place until September and is among the most generous programs in the world – already providing £ 65 billion in support and protecting 11.5 million jobs. The government will continue to pay 70% of workers’ wages in July, with companies only to cover 10%.

They can also continue to access additional support, including restart grants worth up to £ 18,000 per business, and corporate tariff relief and VAT reduction – both in place until March 2022. “

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Identity scanning systems could become the new normal in Wellington nightclubs

The popular Wellington, Dakota bar has started implementing PatronScan technology after growing concerns about the city after dark.

The machines are designed to scan personal identification to verify if it is valid, to prevent minors from entering premises and to make nightclubs safer by holding data on those causing trouble.

Wellington Entertainment Group director of operations Cody Halton said the benefits of PatronScan are endless.

“Not only does this ensure that we don’t allow minors to enter the place, it holds people accountable for their actions.”

Halton said there have been no issues at Dakota since the system was installed.

He was hoping that other bars in Courtney Place would adopt the device so that they could be connected across town.

This would mean that nightclub security could see if patrons caused problems in other bars and decide whether or not to let them in.

That doesn’t mean a site will have to deny the inbound customer, but it will alert them to the fact that there has been an incident elsewhere, Halton said.

“I think this is a very good point for the system, as the threat of being banned from all Wellington nightlife – whether for a weekend, a week or a month – would hopefully deter , evildoers to cause trouble. “

Halton said they are advising people to always bring their ID to the bar, even if they are obviously over 25, so they can keep track of their entry if something goes wrong at the bar.

However, if someone wants to enter the club without ID, there is a manual option.

Halton insisted there was no privacy issue with the software.

“The data entered is limited to the name, date of birth, postal code, gender, then a photo of the person. The photo is taken upon entry and matches the photo on the ID provided to ensure it is the correct person ID. “

He said the data is permanently deleted after 30 days, unless an incident has occurred and an entry ban has been imposed on a person.

Anyone who has used PatronScan can request a copy of the information they hold by going to the software’s website and making a request on its privacy page, Halton said.

Halton hoped the software would be seen as a great way to get back to Wellington’s nightlife without the stigma being dangerous.

University of Auckland associate professor Gehan Gunasekara said he was not concerned with the use of the technology itself, but with how data is kept, with whom it is shared. and for what purpose.

“The Privacy Act requires that you be careful when using personal information to ensure that it is accurate, current and not misleading. Therefore, exclude someone whose name / ID you have. may have consequences. “

Gunasekara said laws other than privacy may also apply, for example if certain groups are treated differently from others, it could constitute discrimination.

The rules must be consistent and predictable, he said.

Wellington Entertainment Group plans to install PatronScan technology in The Establishment and The Residence bars over the next two weeks.

Wellington’s nightlife has been in the spotlight in recent months due to concerns about safety, particularly sexual assault and harassment.

In March, hundreds of people attended the #LetUsLive rally in Courtenay Square, calling for a city free from sexual violence.

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Six Edinburgh nightclubs that will make you wonder how you came out alive

Vaccinations are resuming, restrictions could ease even more soon, so no doubt many of you have your eyes on a night out in Edinburgh very soon.

In the meantime, we take a look back at nights gone by and, in particular, those nightclubs that were fun at the time but can’t believe we managed to look back.

Still, once we’re cleared to return to the dance floor, we can’t say we’ll be avoiding these highlights of Edinburgh nightlife.

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Join us as we remember the best, worst and infamous parts of these six Edinburgh nightclubs.

The Beehive

The positive side of all of us used to keeping hand sanitizer on us at all times is that we’ll be prepared for the sticky charm of the beehive.

Edinburgh’s dirtiest nightclub divides the city into the city center, with some adoring cheap drinks and others insulting sticky floors.

At least the lights are still dim enough and the music loud enough that you can’t really see why your shoes are sticking to the floor, or why you had to pull your glass so hard to lift it off the bar.

It brings a mix of clientele, with its prime location on the Royal Mile inviting unsuspecting tourists alongside savvy locals.

This is definitely the place to go if you want a cheap night out and don’t mind ruining the pair of shoes you decide to brave in the venue.


Can you find your bearings during this eventful evening at La Ruche?


Every town has this club that goes through multiple rebranding, which means every other person you meet has a different name for it.

Cav, or Coasters, The Hoochie, The Network, the most recent Avik, and countless other nicknames, may have known different names above the door, but everyone will always know that at the base the club remained the same.

Getting in is a feat in itself, with notoriously rude bouncers deciding who gets in seemingly on a whim.

Once inside, there are enough floors with different music to suit everyone’s taste, as long as you can avoid the equally mean staff inside, greeting and serving visitors with Cav politeness.

Your Cav survival primarily depends on your ability to dodge or charm bouncers, with varying levels of success.


The biggest threat at Bongo’s is undoubtedly the sound. There doesn’t seem to be any volume control, or if there is, it broke a long time ago.

Nonetheless, if you like bass and the electric music they play, you will be in luck.

Bongo’s also regularly invites big name DJs from all over Scotland, so these nights are often jam-packed with clubs, so be prepared to step out soaked in the sweat of dozens of other people.

Still, once you get used to the volume levels and find a place with a little room to breathe, there are definitely worse places to spend the night.


by Garibaldi

Another downtown location means you have to fight your way through groups of drunk tourists at Garibaldi’s.

You won’t be able to get far, however, with the notoriously small dance floor making even the average night there seem crowded.

Go with a large group or you risk getting trampled or crushed completely.

Once you have enough room to dance, set it up like yours. Once you leave it, you’ll have a hard time getting it back!

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La Belle Angele

Your battle to survive La Belle Angèle begins in the queue, with famous long lines.

At least it’s located in a quaint corner of the old town, so you’ll have a good view while you’re freezing to death in the queue outside.

Still, there’s nothing quite like standing in line, slowly sobering up and losing the feeling in your feet to get ready for a dance party. Right?

Once inside, you’ll warm up quickly, with tiny dance floors forcing you to quickly get up close to complete strangers.

At least you’ll probably have had time to get to know everyone during the bonding time outside of the queue.

A line of young people waiting to enter a nightclub with a bouncer in a black jacket stands in front of them.
Prepare for a long line at La Belle Angèle.

Sneaky pete

Sneaky by name, sneaky by nature, this nightclub is one of Edinburgh’s most intimate places. And by intimate we mean tiny beyond belief.

Like all the little clubs in town, Sneaky Pete’s very quickly becomes Steamy Pete’s, with sweat literally falling from low ceilings.

With a maximum capacity of 100, you need to get there early to catch concerts of local talent and musicians from across the UK.

Even in the dead of winter, you won’t need to bring a jacket, with short wait times and volcanic temperatures as soon as you walk through the door.

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Man hospitalized after car shooting near North Side nightclub, police say

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: Police first told us that a security guard shot a man in the chest and he was in critical condition. After receiving a preliminary report from the police, the information changed dramatically.

A man is hospitalized following a drive-by shooting near a North Side nightclub, San Antonio police say.

The incident began around 5 a.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of the Diamonds Showclub, located at 2525 NE Loop 410.

Witnesses told police they were with the 24-year-old, waiting to enter the club, when a brawl broke out and a shooting ensued.

The man and witnesses, three women, hid behind bushes near the gunfire, officials said. He then offered to drive the three women to their car at the nearby apartment complex, police said.

As they drove through the apartment complex, a man and woman were walking down the middle of the driveway when the 24-year-old asked them to move, officials said.

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The couple ran to their car, possibly to get a gun, police said. The man then dropped the women off at their car and he and his friend started to leave the complex.

Police said when the man and the three women left the complex in their vehicles and entered Loop 410, another car exited the complex.

The vehicle headed for the man’s car and began shooting at him for at least a block, authorities said.

One of the bullets hit the man and he went to a Valero gas station on Starcrest and 410 and called for help.

The man was taken by EMS to Brooke Army Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The suspect is still at large.

In the initial incident in Diamonds, police said a security guard shot a red pickup truck that shot in the air and possibly other people.

Officials said it does not appear that anyone was shot dead in the incident.

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The case is still ongoing.

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$ 1 million grant saves legendary New Haven nightclub Toad’s Place from ‘utter devastation’

NEW HAVEN – For the first time since March 2020, live music came to the Toad’s Place stage on Friday.

The famous music club, with help from the federal government, is preparing to reopen after more than a year of pandemic shutdown.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro came to Toad’s Place on Friday to celebrate the nearly $ 1 million the club received as part of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, helping it recover from the pandemic loss.

“This place is iconic. He’s a legend, and he’s a source of joy and entertainment for so many people over 45, ”said Blumenthal. “He’s been here to provide entertainment and culture, to bring people together, and that’s why I felt so passionately that we had to help our stages, our cinemas, our museums. They bring people together and provide cultural richness and community in Connecticut. “

Blumenthal said the $ 16 billion set aside in the subsidy program was badly needed because sites need to plan and prepare before reopening. He said he wrote to the Small Business Administration, which administers the grants, urging that the funds be disbursed quickly.

Venues such as Toad’s, the Warner Theater in Torrington and the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, he said, are having a lasting impact on people’s lives.

“This program is moving. This will provide a vital lifeline for icons of our state, like Toad’s, which will offer so much joy and wonderful magic to people of all ages, but especially the young people who come here, and will take away unforgettable memories, ”, Blumenthal said. “You literally create these memories and make dreams come true for the fans as well as the great sources of art and music that will do their magic here.”

DeLauro said the federal government has received about 13,000 requests for assistance from closed entertainment venues, movie theaters, entertainment companies and cinemas, among others.

Those who lost at least 90% of their income during the pandemic are eligible for support, she said.

Right now, it looks like there is enough money set aside to support them all, she said. She urged other eligible sites to apply.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created the biggest public health and economic crisis in a generation,” DeLauro said. “We need to do more to boost the morale of site owners) – show them there is a way out. … I am so proud that we in Washington, at the federal level, can make a difference by helping you to continue to be the icon that you have been in New Haven, and our regional community, that you have been for all these years. “

SBA Connecticut District Manager Catherine Marx described the March 2020 fight, noting that Toad’s had delayed performances on several occasions before ultimately deciding to shut down.

The grants had been given in priority to the hardest hit sites, she said, including Toad’s. So far, 10 Connecticut sites have received funding, she said.

“We missed our performing arts. We failed to come out, ”Marx said. “And it’s just wonderful to be on this legendary stage once again to congratulate Toad’s and thank everyone involved for the money allocation and the hard work throughout the program.”

Owner Brian Phelps has said the first concerts at Toad’s after the reopening will likely take place in late August.

He expressed gratitude to Blumenthal, DeLauro and other national leaders, saying the institution was facing “utter devastation” without their help.

“Due to the contagiousness of the COVID virus, (we) were the first to close and the last to open,” said Phelps. “We are extremely grateful for their help. “

After remarks made on occasion, guitarist Rohn Lawrence and pianist Jay Rowe began to play jazz. People were smiling and stamping their feet.

At the end of each song, applause, once again, filled Toad’s Place.

Toad’s was founded in 1975 by Mike Spoerndle, who initially envisioned a French and Italian restaurant, according to earlier reports. Phelps said the restaurant is not working and Spoerndle has started bringing in bluegrass and blues bands.

Over the years, in addition to local numbers, big names have also graced the small stage: the Rolling Stones came in for a surprise performance in 1989; Bob Dylan performed for four hours in 1990. The stage was visited by a series of luminaries, including Bruce Springsteen, U2, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Cardi B, the Wu-Tang Clan and Kendrick Lamar.

Phelps became manager in 1976 under Spoerndle, then took over the place in 1995.

Photos of New Haven’s rock and roll history, which highlights Toad’s Place, can be found here.

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Retro American diner and tropical beer garden unveiled at Hanley Gossip nightclub

Party goers can enjoy an elegant retro dinner before dancing the night away when one of Stoke-on-Trent’s most popular nightclubs finally reopens.

But for now, Gossip in Hanley is operating like an ad after the government shelved plans to completely lift restrictions on coronaviruses for four weeks.

Carl Gratty, who took over the Hope Street nightclub with her husband Dominic in December 2016, says the venue has undergone a number of improvements during the pandemic.

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An area once used as a way to move from one part of the LGBT + venue to another has been transformed into a 1950s-themed diner.

Meanwhile, the beer garden has also been renovated to give it a tropical feel.

Carl admits it will be a big party when the place can function as a nightclub again – and says the government’s decision to delay “Freedom Day” has been “extremely disappointing.”

He said: “So many clubs have just died and it is a real shame.

“You still have your licenses to pay and the maintenance of the building. Then there is the rent.

“We received government grants, but it cost us a fortune to stay closed. We have used that time wisely and with the little money we have, we have done renovations. We have made about 25 £ 000 of improvements. “

Carl Gratton made improvements to Gossip on Hope Street during the lockdown and the place operated as a pub.

Before the first lockdown, Carl was on the verge of throwing a Gossip at Southend – but luckily he hadn’t made a deal.

However, the Hanley Gossip continues to open seven nights a week as a ‘party pub’, offering booth packages, food, drink and quiz nights.

He said: “We had to become a late night pub rather than a late night party place.

“We have a lot of tables and people can place their orders with an app.

“We have 50% less capacity due to guidelines and life safety – and you need a lot of staff to do that.

“It was a nightmare and it made me intoxicated!”

Carl says the team can’t wait to be a full nightclub again so clubbers can see the improvements.

He added: “The new restaurant was previously just an access hall and was a waste of space. After being in a 1950s themed restaurant in America, I thought it would be great. to have something like that here.

“We had built the beer garden at the end of 2019, then we couldn’t use it properly until now and people liked it.”

For Carl and the rest of the Gossip team, the challenge of Covid has been grueling.

He added, “I felt like the biggest Grinch in the world, telling people to sit down and remind them of face covers!

“When this is all over, I’ll make sure I have an evening of rest and can just walk around with a beer talking to people. It will be amazing when we can turn up that sound system.

“There have been generations who have missed out on going out to clubs and being able to sing, dance and build their confidence. Our goal has always been to be a safe club where everyone from all walks of life is welcome. people need the interaction. “

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