By Chloe Kenyon
Another blow to Preston’s night-life scene comes with the news that the nightclub Blitz is to be demolished.
Notices for the nightclub’s demolition have arrived soon after the news that 53 Degrees is about to close its doors for good.
Plans to build a student accommodation complex behind the club for the cost of £18 million have been made and lodged with the city for some time, but the owner of Blitz has insisted that there has never been an official notice that the club would have to go, until recently.
A notice of intended demolition has been sent to the city’s planning committee by Potergate Developments (Preston) Ltd. Anthony Jackson, chairman of the company, said: “When we acquired the site, the owner of Blitz knew what our plans were.” He added: “We want to put something there that enhances the city.”
The notices went up outside Blitz three weeks ago, stating that the nightclub is to be torn down in December, which the owner of the club, Peter Alexander, says was a complete shock. But Peter has stated that, at least for now, the nightclub will not be shutting and that Blitz will be running as usual.
The nightclub has also stated on their Facebook page that it will be remaining open until the New Year.
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