Coventry Night Club Set To Re-Open After Four Year Hiatus

A popular Coventry nightclub which closed down in 2013 has announced it will host its reopening party on the 2nd December.

The nightclub is set to reopen on the 2nd December this year.

The S7VEN Club, which used to be housed in the old fire station on Hales Street (opposite the Transport Museum) is now to open on Spon Street in Coventry. It’ll sit above Daddy Cool’s, which will move from upstairs to become a downstairs club room on the ground floor.

Kevin McCloskey, who owns S7VEN, says that the new club will offer a ‘fresh alternative’ for the youngsters and students who normally sway away from Daddy Cool’s and towards popular clubs like Kasbah and JJ’S.

‘I’m very excited about the reopening – everything was good about it before and the reaction to last week’s Facebook post about the reopening was phenomenal.’

‘The truth is, Coventry is very, very boring at the moment. Everyone’s doing the same thing. I’m from Coventry originally myself and hope we can bring something extra. We’re bringing something new to the city and giving people the option.’

In its past the club saw a host of acts perform who have now gone onto become household names – including the likes of DJ EZ, Trevor Nelson and Charlie Sloth. Coventry-born band The Enemy also filmed a music video in the club and one of their concerts there sold out in sixty seconds.

The original club, which opened in 2011, closed after just two years due to the loss of two other popular nightlife venues in the area, Dogma and Maison.

‘We ended up being left on our own, which is a bit tricky in the nightlife industry – people like a bit of choice. So I made the decision to close it down – but we left on a high.’

Kevin, who owns Daddy Cool’s and runs nightclubs in other areas of the UK, said it was an easy decision to re-open S7VEN.

S7VEN was closed in 2013

‘Me and my wife had a conversation about looking elsewhere for new clubs, because I’m constantly looking to progress and grow. But I suggested we could re-open S7VEN again – and the next day I posted about it on Facebook. In all honesty, I made the decision in a 24-hour period.’

After a long time out, Kevin says that now is the right time to re-open the club.

‘Fortunately, a lot of the hard work’s already done. The branding, the history, the love for it – the licensing was right on board with it and the police are happy for it to return because they know it’s a safe establishment.’

Paul Naylor is the resident DJ at the club for its grand re-opening and says the occasion is going to be the start of something special.

‘I’m really excited. I’ve been DJ’ing for 23 years personally and started doing clubs in 2000. I’ve heard a lot about S7VEN and how the nights used to be like, and I can’t wait to kick things off!’

Paul promises to bring some of his best mixes to the party for the opener, and plays a range of new and old urban and house, with ‘a dose of garage and a splash of drum and bass to keep the night jumping.’

‘From what the owners have said and from what I’ve seen on social media, S7VEN was one of the city’s biggest nights and our aim is to do exactly the same now. Hopefully it will bring some of the old crowd back and new clientele who can make many more great memories.’

The club, which holds around 600 people, will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm until 4am.

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