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New venue set to open in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 13:06 30 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

THE DEAL is signed and early in the New Year a new venue will be delivered to the people of Ipswich.

The name of the new nightclub is being kept a secret but it will open soon in the transformed premises that were once home to Sound Academy.

THE DEAL is signed and early in the New Year a new venue will be delivered to the people of Ipswich.

The name of the new nightclub is being kept a secret but it will open soon in the transformed premises that were once home to Sound Academy.

Business partners Tony Moorecroft and Roger Clarkson bought the property at the end of November, although council permission for the venue's public entertainment licence to be transferred and renewed was granted in July.

What the club will look like and by what name revellers in the town will come to know it have yet to be revealed but the club will take on a new feel to distance it from its predecessor Sound Academy, which closed earlier this year.

But there will be plenty of top DJs, music and special nights to draw back the crowds that once frequented the building.

Mr Moorecroft said: "We are changing the look of the club completely. We will be bringing top DJs to the club on Friday and Saturday nights.

"Thursdays will run with a commercial feel appealing to the over 21's.

"We also have plans for Wednesday events once a month and a monthly under 18's night as these were very successful for Sound Academy."

Finalised details have yet to be released but anticipation is building that the reopening of the venue will give another boost to the town's expanding entertainment and nightlife.

"The launch date is early 2002," Mr Moorecroft said.


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