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Bid to turn around Rawtenstall nightclub
A NIGHTCLUB is to be given another revamp.
Vincent Hardman, owner of the Rhythm Station and Route 66 nightclub in Rawtenstall, says he is spending a ‘substantial amount’ in order to turn the venue’s fortunes around.
The New Hall Hey Road club will close on June 30 and plans to re-open with a new name and image during the last weekend of July.
Mr Hardman, believes the club can turn around its fortunes by opening on Thursdays and Sundays in addition to its current Friday and Saturday trade. He is optimistic about the refurbishment, which could create up to 10 new jobs in the Valley because of the extended hours.
He said: “We’re looking to attract decent people and move away from the traditional nightclub environment. We have various things planned and we’ll be focusing on the over-25s market.
“We still have a licence until 5am if we want to go down that route but we’re hoping to host more events and generally make it a bit more upmarket.
“I’m excited to start the work. We’ll be starting as soon as we close at the end of June and making the place look its best for the re-launch.”
The venue, next to the East Lancashire Railway station, was once famous for its jazz nights.
Mr Hardman took over the reigns at Rhythm in 2010 after previous owners Allied Logistics Limited went into liquidation citing severe economic difficulties.
In 2009 Allied were taken to the High Court for playing music without a licence and another previous owner, Alan Greenhalgh, closed the doors in 2008.