North London club The Cause will remain open at its current premises indefinitely.
Initially opening with the aim of raising £25,000 for charity partners Mind in Haringey, C.A.L.M. and Help Musicians UK, the venue surpassed their target and have since raised over £50,000 for the charities and beyond.
After being served with a closure notice to make way for property developers, Tottenham's The Cause extended their contract until the beginning of 2020 with New Years Eve serving as the closing party. The club has now announced that as well as extended operating hours, running until 6AM (previously 5 AM) on weekends, 3 AM on Wednesdays and 4 AM Thursdays, The Cause has been granted a surprise extension on its current building.
Stuart Glen, co-founder of The Cause, said: “It feels like I have been pranked. 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 venue also houses Threads Radio, a London-based DIY station from the team behind 199radio, and previously Kristina Records prior to their East London relocation.
Earlier this month, The Cause shared details of a potential new location prior to recieving its license extension.