The club where we held our first ever GetDarkerTV Live event/show, East Village Club has closed following a police operation that led to the arrests of two men involved with the venue.
A notice posted outside the venue reveals that Metropolitan Police have asked the Hackney council to review the club’s licence on the grounds of it being “associated with serious crime.” Hackney police confirmed on their Twitter page that “the Money Laundering Team and Licensing Unit has led to the arrest of two men connected to East Village nightclub for an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act.” The arrests occurred on June 13th and both men have since been bailed.
A post on the East Village Facebook page however says the decision caught the club by surprise. “The promotions and music team had the shocking and totally unexpected news that East Village’s licence was suspended this week, with a full review pending within a month,” the statement reads.
East Village has now closed with immediate effect, but we hope you re-open soon!
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