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Sub Club owner says the venue’s future is under threat

"it's very serious," says the Glasgow clubbing institution's managing director...

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Sub club under threat DJ Mag

The future of leading Glasgow nightclub, Sub Club, is under threat, according to its managing director.

Mike Grieve said that the 410-capacity Jamaica Street clubbing institution faces an uncertain future as a result of a planned Wetherspoon hotel development nearby.

"it's very serious," Grieve said. “It’s serious for us as a business and an established music institution but moreover it’s serious for music venues generally in so far as there is a clear need for them to be protected.”

“I think this sets a precedent that is very concerning for other venues and the night-time economy," he added. "Glasgow punches above its weight in terms of music. Hotels are very important but without the music economy bringing tourists into the city I would question their viability. If no one is here to fill them what’s the point?”

The club are currently taking advice on legal action.

Sub Club ranked #98 in this year's Top 100 Clubs.

The club features in this month's top 30 UK club events.

Sub Club recently played host to a DJ Mag Session featuring Nicole Moudaber. 

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