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London Club The Cause To Stay Open Longer
Christian Eede , November 27th, 2019 13:10

The club had been due to host its final event on New Year's Eve

London club The Cause has been granted an extension on its license that means it will be able to stay open beyond its upcoming New Year's Eve event.

The club had been due to close at the very start of 2020 to make way for nearby property development, but has now been given the all-clear to continue hosting events beyond January by Haringey Council. It's not yet known exactly how long the club will remain open but it's expected to last at least until the summer of next year.

The Tottenham club has also had an extension to its opening hours approved that will allow events to run until 6am on weekends, an hour later than before. The new license will also allow it to open until 3am on Wednesdays, 4am on Thursdays and to host 24-hour events if desired during Bank Holidays. The club had applied for the extension on its opening hours in April of this year, but the council only just approved the request.

"It feels like I have been pranked," says Stuart Glen, co-founder of the club. "Styx (a nightclub opposite) closed last NYE and has since been bulldozed. The petrol station next door has been demolished. We see cranes every day. A few weeks ago, we didn't think we had any options, now we're paying rent on two spaces and have another possibility in the pipeline. It's like a game of musical clubs and we literally have no clue what 2020 holds for us."

The club had previously been given access to a new nearby warehouse space which it had intended to trial during its New Year's Eve event to see whether it would make for a fitting replacement on its current home. The Cause will still use that space on New Year's Eve and potentially for other future events.

The Cause opened in April 2018 with a focus on putting on parties to raise money for mental health charities such as Mind and CALM.

You can follow The Cause's future plans via the club's Facebook page.