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Brixton’s Plan B Closes After Venue Is Bought Out By The Columbo Group

The South London venue and nightclub has closed its doors for good after the space has been acquired by the bar and restaurant company.

Nightclub and live music venue Plan B on Brixton Road has announced it has been bought by London-based company The Columbo Group, with the space being reopened in September as a club under a new name. The company, founded by Steve Ball, is a bar and restaurant consortium that owns a number of establishments across the capital including the popular XOYO nightclub in Shoreditch, The Nest in Dalston and the Electric Social Bar in Brixton, which will be turned into a Blues Kitchen this Autumn. It already owns two Blues Kitchen bars in Camden and Shoreditch, with the bars being described as having ‘one of the biggest bourbon selections in London’.

Plan B was a 600 capacity venue which hosted a wide variety of music including Dub, Hip-Hop, Techno, Garage and more, featured a Funktion One soundsystem and had a 24-hour licence. As Brixton Buzz reported, the closure was first brought to the attention of the public when the club’s website went down, prompting questions over its future, with management later revealing the premises had been taken over.

Speaking on behalf of the new club, Andy Peyton told Resident Advisor ‘We have very specific plans for the venue,’ adding ‘It’ll reopen in September under a different name, with a different layout. All of the musical programming will be done ourselves.’ Peyton went on to say: ‘This isn’t another story about London’s nightlife taking a hit, about another club losing its license. We’ve had long-standing plans for the venue. We’re really excited about it. We think it’ll be a great addition to London’s club scene.’

via Resident Advisor