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Derelict nightclub in South London could be transformed forever


A Sutton nightclub that has stood empty for eight years could be transformed into new cultural hub.

Chicago Rock Café closed down in 2013 and now owners Sutton Council want to transform it into a new venue offering arts classes, live performances and a food hall.

The authority has secured £11.35 million from the government’s future high streets fund for the renovation and three other projects in the town centre.

It hopes the transformed nightclub will be ready to open by 2023 and is now looking for an operator to design and run the new venue.

Deputy council leader Jayne McCoy, said: “The council is driving the transformation of our town centre, and re-purposing Chicago’s into a cultural space for the whole community is an exciting part of that.

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“We’re looking for an operator who shares our ambition for Sutton and our vision of a vibrant and sustainable town centre.

“Delivering added value is key; it’s vital the new venue benefits the day and night time economies, but equally important is the contribution it will make to our community, promoting inclusion and tackling the climate emergency.”

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