News has surfaced that six weeks after the Metropolitan Police raided East London club venue 93 Feet East the premises' license has been revoked, therefore will close.
Operation Condor, which deployed 175 officers into the club on 7 December last year, resulted in nine arrests – including two for drug dealing and five for possession. According to The Evening Standard, the venue, home to weekly daytime events Fuse and Feast, is to cease operation following the decision by the local authorities to terminate its alcohol and entertainment licence.
When DJ Mag approached club clientele about its future, they declined to comment, however Clir Ohid Ahmed, the deputy mayor of Tower Hamlets, was quoted by the London tabloid last week:
“The decision on 93 Feet East’s licence demonstrates that we are prepared to take swift and decisive action if bars are found to be allowing drug dealing and drug misuse,” he told the Evening Standard.
“Through continued partnership working between the council and police, including the dealer a day initiative, we will continue to go the extra mile to tackle drug dealing in our community.”