A York nightclub is staging a triumphant return tonight (Monday), with three very special reasons to party.
Kuda on Clifford Street hosts a sold-out ‘One-Off Monday’ from 10pm to 3am – with these reasons to celebrate:
- it has returned from the brink of oblivion
- it’s the first club night for more than a year as restrictions are lifted, and
- it will be around for at least the next ten years.
Kuda looked to have hosted its last rave after the previous operators went into administration.
Then York developers Grantside and North Star joined together to buy the building, which also houses the York Dungeon.
They then appointed new club operators Rekom in May.
And today Grantside and North Star revealed they had secured Kuda’s long-term future – agreeing a 10-year lease with Rekom UK.
Grantside founder Steve Davis said: “It’s great news that we have been able to ensure the future of this nightclub venue in York, and help the night time economy in the city.
“This site has been traditionally well used and this deal will bring it back to use for people to enjoy.”
Rekom announced it was recruiting for 40 new staff for the venue, in preparation for it reopening tonight.
Dating from the late 1800s, the Grade II listed former Institute is a prominent feature on the street scene of Clifford Street.
The 23,282 sq ft building was acquired from BAE Systems Pension Fund earlier this year.
Today on Facebook, Kuda wrote: “The wait is finally over! Kuda has risen from the ashes!
“If you’re not in tonight make sure you have tickets for your next visit, there’s nothing but non-stop action to come!”
Here’s to the next ten years of clubbing…