Main | Friday, September 26, 2008

G-A-Y's In Heaven

The owners of London's famous G-A-Y nightclub, which closed in July, have purchased the possibly more famous Heaven.
"MAMA Group Plc is pleased to announce that through its jointly owned subsidiary, G-A-Y Group Limited, it has acquired Heaven, the company which owns the leasehold of Heaven Nightclub and owns, operates and manages the business of promoting events at the venue," the group said in a statement.

Heaven has been a favourite London venue with the gay community since it opened in 1979. It is currently the only club in Westminster licenced to sell alcohol until 6am every day.

Adam Driscoll and Dean James, Co-Chief Executive Officers of MAMA, said: "We are delighted that the acquisition of Heaven (London) Limited has enabled us to add this unique venue to our expanding live music portfolio. The transfer of the G-A-Y club nights to Heaven together with other popular club nights currently staged at the venue will ensure the continued growth and development of Heaven. " The Astoria had been the venue for G-A-Y club nights for 15 years. It is to be demolished to make way for the Crossrail project and a redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station.
Never went to G-A-Y, but no trip to London is complete without a stop at Heaven.

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