London’s Ministry of Sound was set for possible closure due to nearby real estate developments, but now the club will remain in existence thanks to the mayor, Boris Johnson. At a city hall meeting on December 19th, a deal was struck between the club and the apartment developer, Oakmayne. The “Save Our Club” campaign succeeded with huge help from Boris, as well as the hundreds of people who put forth effort/testimony and persuaded others to keep Ministry of Sound running.
Here is the announcement Ministry of Sound released after the victory:
“WE DID IT!
After the heroic intervention of Mayor of London Boris Johnson at City Hall on 19 December, a landmark legal deal has been agreed between Ministry of Sound and the developer Oakmayne that will enable Eileen House to be redeveloped without threatening our club’s existence.
That’s all we ever wanted in the first place – and finally that’s what we’ve achieved. It’s taken five long years, but we vowed to keep fighting until we’d secured our future. It was that simple.
We couldn’t have done it without you – the hundreds of thousands from all over the world who joined the battle to save our club. You helped us to persuade Boris to do the right thing. We cannot thank you enough for your encouragement, goodwill and support. Together we’ve ensured the music at Ministry never stops.”
From the YourEDM family to Ministry of Sound, we congratulate you! May London’s landmark continue to party on.
Source: EDM Tunes