The iconic club was controversially closed on September 7 after Islington Council revoked its license.

London dance venue Fabric could be set to reopen after lawyers reportedly brokered a deal with Islington Council.

The iconic club was controversially closed on September 7 after Islington Council revoked its license following a seven-hour meeting.

One of the primary reasons for the decision was the council’s belief that “a culture of drugs exists at the club which management cannot control”. Read the council’s full statement on the reasons behind their decision here.

However, the club launched an appeal against its closure shortly after the verdict was announced. The outcome of the appeal is set to be heard at nearby Highbury Magistrates Court on November 28.

According to local newspaper the Islington Tribune, the deal could be finalised next week, but both sides have declined to comment ahead of the court appearance.

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Fabric was opened in 1999, and news of its closure was met by widespread dismay from prominent names in the music industry and beyond.

Producer Four Tet said “London is being ruined right now,” while Tim Westwood told NME that Fabric’s closure should serve as a “call to arms” for people to combat the gradual vanishing of London’s nightlife.