News of fresh nightclubs for Gloucester is welcomed
NIGHT OWLS across Gloucester have welcomed the news that disused city clubs could be brought back to life.
With Crackers nightclub likely to be developed as a venue by Stanhope as part of the King's Quarter project, Jumpin Jaks also looks set to benefit from a new lease of life now a legal covenant has been lifted.
Gloucester's night-time economy could be about to enjoy a much-needed transformation. On the streets of Gloucester, people welcomed the developments.
Georgina Hamblett, 19, from Gloucester, said: "It is hard for Gloucester to compete with Cheltenham for its nightlife. Most of my friends choose to go out in Cheltenham. It would be good to have more nightclubs in the city.
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"There are quite a few empty clubs in Gloucester and it makes the place look dead, it would be good if they were taken on and freshened up."
Kerry Powell, 25, from Gloucester, said: "Gloucester needs something different to attract young people into the city at night. My friends and I were only just talking about the empty clubs, it would be amazing if they opened up again. Gloucester could certainly do better, a comedy club or open-mic night would be a good idea."
John Strutt, 27, from Gloucester said: "Jumpin Jaks used to be a great night out on a Sunday and it is a real shame that there are only a couple of clubs open in the city now. I don't go out to clubs these days, but that's probably because there isn't much choice here anymore."
Sophie Haines, 17, a make-up artist student at Gloucester College, said: "There is not much to do in Gloucester at night, particularly for young people, so you can see why it would be quiet at night on the weekends. There are the odd underage nights but they are usually rubbish. It needs something to get people going out again."
Geoff Green, 37, from Malswick, near Newent, said: "I've been out in Gloucester a few times and the pubs are great, but that's about it. There isn't much for the over-30s here so a club for people my age would be brilliant. Something with cheesy music from the Eighties would be perfect. I would definitely go to a comedy club, Gloucester needs something different."
Matthew Bick, 27, from Gloucester, said: "Gloucester desperately needs something different as the clubs they've got are very similar and play the same rubbish music. Another live music venue or comedy club would be good. Crackers used to have a good night with rave music and metal but those type of nights don't seem to happen anymore. It would be good if they used the empty clubs, it's a waste them being empty."