All Late Night Venues (Nightclubs) articles – Page 2

  • Steve Ball, Columbo

    “Just one more thing… ”


    London’s late-night sector is globally renowned but, as Columbo Group co-founder Steve Ball tells James Wallin, the authorities are not doing enough to support a sector that enriches the capital both culturally and economically

  • Mothership

    Mothership Group acquires fourth site


    Bar and events operator Mothership Group has acquired Brighton bar and nightclub Audio, taking its estate to four sites.

  • Luminar Pryzm

    Luminar to invest £3.3m in refurb programme


    Luminar has announced a £3.3m refurbishment programme for the summer and confirmed opening dates for two new nightclubs in Wales

  • News

    Co Derry nightclub receives £1.5m makeover


    A nightclub in Co. Derry, Northern Ireland is reopening this week after a £1.5 m refurbishment by its owners Henry and Teresa McGlone, who have run Dorman’s and The Opera for 28 years

  • News

    West End 'superclub' to open after £14m investment


    A £14m “superclub” at a former car park is to open in London’s West End, according to the Evening Standard

  • News

    Three ex-Matterhorn nightclubs change hands


    Three nightclubs formerly operated by MKAP Leisure Limited have been sold as part of administration proceedings

  • Lola Lo

    The IPO trailblazer


    Six months ago, Eclectic Bar Group became the first pub, bar or restaurant operator to float on the stock market since Capital Pub Company in 2007. John Harrington gets the inside track from chief executive Reuben Harley and chief financial officer John Smith

  • News

    Luminar praised for female safety scheme


    A Luminar nightclub in Ipswich has received praise from police and its local MP for a scheme focused on ensuring female customers get home safely

  • News

    Two ex-Yellowhammer bars sold


    Two Bournemouth nightclubs formerly run by Yellowhammer have been sold to local operator Pure Lounge Bar Bournemouth

  • Nightclub
    Analysis & Insight

    ​​​It’s murder on the dancefloor


    In line with the lion’s share of current consumer data, Zolfo Cooper’s latest exploration of leisure spending habits points to rising confidence amid economic recovery. But there is one leisure sub-sector in which significant challenges remain – nightclubs, where the market seems to be suffering from a behavioural change among 18 to 34-year-olds, says the company’s Paul Hemming

  • News

    Luminar names new chairman


    Luminar, the nightclub operator led by Peter Marks, has announced that Alex Geffert is to step down as chairman on 16 January and will be replaced by Bob Brannan, former group managing director of Whyte & Mackay and William Grant Distillers and Rangers Football Club

  • News

    Ministry of Sound noise deal 'sets precedent'


    The boss of the Ministry of Sound nightclub has welcomed a landmark agreement over noise in relation to a new property development, stating it will “set a precedent” for how new housing and existing businesses can live together

  • Luminar Pryzm

    The only way is up


    Peter Marks, chief executive director of the Luminar Group, tells Dominic Walsh how the nightclub operator is remodelling its estate through a programme of investment, after it was rescued from administration in 2011

  • Luminar Pryzm

    Luminar to invest £15m on estate


    Luminar, the UK’s largest nightclub operator, will invest £15m in total on “sorting out” its estate by the end of 2015, before looking at further acquisitions

  • Nightclub
    Analysis & Insight

    ​​​​Nightclub visits continue to fall


    Britain may be falling out of love with nightclubs but continues to up its spending on eating out at restaurants, according to the latest study into leisure-spending habits

  • News

    Nightclubs in 'most critical' period


    A nightclub industry veteran has said the current trading period among the “most critical” he’s ever experienced in the nightclub sector

  • News

    Briatore eyes UK for Billionaire brand


    Flavio Briatore, the Italian businessman and former Formula One team boss, is understood to be in talks to launch his high-end nightclub brand, Billionaire, in to the UK

  • News

    Ministry of Sound pens letter to Boris Johnson over threat of closure


    London nightclub Ministry of Sound have penned an open letter to London mayor Boris Johnson, asking him to halt plans for a nearby housing development

  • Analysis & Insight

    What can be achieved with a little help


    Even in difficult financial times, good new business opportunities exist. The hardest part is securing the funding needed to unlock them, says John O’Donoghue, founder of fledgling operator, Redmed

  • News

    Kingston next for Oceana conversion


    Luminar, the nightclub operator, is to re-open its second Oceana under the new Pryzm name at its Kingston site in October