New use for former nightclub?

WHAT should happen to the former Zest nightclub?That's the question which will be discussed by Ipswich's Central Area Forum at meeting tomorrow night.

WHAT should happen to the former Zest nightclub?

That's the question which will be discussed by Ipswich's Central Area Forum at meeting tomorrow night.

The nightclub has been closed since the fatal shooting of Londoner Jimoh Plunkett in December 2006. The police applied for the premises to be closed down after then - and it has never reopened.

No one was ever charged with the Mr Plunkett's murder - and the former nightclub, previously known as Hollywood and Kartouche, has remained a sad reminder of the crime.

But the building itself is attractive, built from a former maltings, and is believed to be in reasonable condition.

There have been several proposals to reopen it over the last three years - but nothing has yet happened.

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Now a new proposal is under consideration - to turn it into a youth facility backed by CSV Media.

The proposals will be outlined and opened to public debate at a meeting of forum tomorrow evening at the Burlington Baptist Church in Burlington Road from 7pm.

Civic leaders have already said that any new use for the building would have to have public support because of controversy surrounding it in the past and the tragic nature of its closure.