After 23 years in business...
Scott Colothan

14:57 24th January 2008

London club Turnmills is set to close its doors this March after 23 years of business.

The dance institution has released a statement today, stating that the landlord of the property is set to redevelop the site. Despite the club closing down, the decision was an amicable one.

To ensure the night goes out on a bang, with a triple whammy of nights, dubbed ‘The Last Dance’, from March 21-23. Full details of the send-off nights will be announced soon.

Explaining the closure, Turnmills director Danny Newman said: “The most important reason is of course that the lease is nearly up and the landlord wants to develop the site. To be honest it’s been on the cards for a couple of years now, we’ve always wanted to leave on our terms and it just seems like the right time to go - from a business and personal point of view.

“So many different people love Turnmills for so many different reasons and the Easter Weekend allows us to do everything we want to do properly, for all the acts, DJs, promoters and friends along the way that have made it such a very special place and more importantly to do it the right way...”

He continued: “It feels as though it’s come to a natural end, and we are finishing on a high. The club has been the best and busiest it’s been in its history, and that’s the way I want it to be remembered. I’m really proud of what we’ve done and been through at Turnmills; the club will always have a special place in my heart. I’ll miss it dearly, as it will so many people.”

Despite the closure, the Turnmills club nights, Together and The Gallery, will now be hosted at a new location. 

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