Vogue nightclub gears up for bumper weekend relaunch after restrictions are lifted

Bedford's Vogue nightclub.

Bedford's Vogue nightclub.

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A club manager is hoping to entice revellers back to his town centre venue after being given the go ahead to reopen the doors.

Vogue nightclub was temporarily closed and then put under restricted hours, which meant it could only open its ground floor bar, following a violent incident outside the drinking venue.

We are going to urge them back and earn them back and make it worth their while.

Club manager Dave Bergin

After returning to court last week, the party venue in Bedford’s High Street, has been granted permission to return to its full operating hours.

The nightclub, with three rooms and two gardens, will relaunch on Friday and loyal customers are being treated to free entry before midnight on both Friday and Saturday.

Manager Dave Bergin also hopes that clubbers who have been forced to party elsewhere over the last six weeks will return.

He said: “I don’t expect that crowd to come back straight away. I would be a fool to think that.

“We are going to urge them back and earn them back and make it worth their while.”

The venue was put under the microscope by licensing officials following the incident in April this year and Mr Bergin says operational changes have been made including restructuring and retraining.

The club, which holds around 870 people, will be running a celebratory bank holiday event on Sunday to mark the return to full business. Club doors will be open from 10pm to 4am.

On Saturday, June 6 Coronation Street bad boy Sean Ward, who plays Callum Logan, is lined up to make a guest appearance and a club website - www.vogue-bedford.co.uk - offering special deals is being launched later this week.

>Nightclub director Rabinder Garcha, 44, of Northampton Road, Bromham, is due to appear at Luton Crown Court on August 3 to face charges of affray and possessing an offensive weapon relating to an incident outside the nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, April 5.