Tuesday 17 October 2017

Bring your own booze - club boss

A Durham nightclub owner is allowing clubbers to bring in their own alcohol as he looks to encourage trade
A Durham nightclub owner is allowing clubbers to bring in their own alcohol as he looks to encourage trade

A nightclub owner is fighting back against supermarkets by offering revellers "bring your own booze" events.

Bob Senior hopes the innovation - believed to be a first in Britain - at his 700-capacity club in Durham will provide a boost to the industry which has been damaged by people preferring to stay at home to drink.

Police said they will monitor the situation amid concerns it could cause trouble late at night.

Mr Senior told the Daily Mirror: "Supermarkets sell very cheap drink, so people stay in. Nightclubs cannot compete so we have to be imaginative to survive."

A Durham Police spokesman said: "While the police are not the licensing authority, it is something we will monitor closely as part of our commitment to managing Durham's night-time economy."

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