Brick Lane’s Vibe Bar Closes
You go to these venues and there is airport-style security — it’s almost like the council expects you to run a prison. ”
Alan Miller, owner of East London’s Vibe Bar, blames ‘compulsory security measures including ID scans, large security teams and extensive CCTV networks’ for driving up his costs so much that he’s shutting the hugely influential and acclaimed Brick Lane club from November 11.
http://www.vibe-bar.co.uk (‘What a journey it has been. We were often told in the early days by many in the industry that “no one is going to go to Brick Lane…”. Soho dominated events and Camden and Notting Hill were destinations . . . but the east was simply “unviable” . . .)