Wicked - message from Brian & Caroline Sheridan

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Thursday 1 May 2003 3.32pm
Brian and Caroline Sheridan felt they hadn't been able to respond adequately to some of the points raised in the Wicked thread before it was closed. Here is a message from them:


We know that some of the SE1 visitors have concerns about our Club and wish to make the following statement.

Our choice of SE1 for a Night Club was quite deliberate and well researched. We wanted a fast up and coming area with easy access to the City with no or minimal competition and we wanted a venue that was a destination venue that was discrete and stylish and had development potential. The venue at 1 - 4 Tooley Street and the surrounding area fit our criteria perfectly.

Our belief is that part of our venue is ideal for a 21st Century "Playboy Club", which is suitable for Lady members as well as Gentlemen. We plan to create an elegant and sophisticated Private Members Club that Mayfair would be proud of and will no doubt try to emulate in time. We have ample experience of event management and production and plan to create wonderful cabaret shows and late night entertainment that caters for the romantic amongst us harking back to the great clubs in America and Europe in the 30s, 40s, 50s and early 60s. The membership will be available to women and men. We have decided that this Club will be known as "Champagne".

The rest of the venue will continue to operate as a night club, bar and restaurant with a number of different promotions and club nights, a few of which will be for private members only. We do not believe that the venue in any way detracts from the environment and in particular from the riverside walk way and Thames Path national trail. We do not advertise any of the specialist events we cater for outside the venue and our signage for the new Club will be very discreet.

The venue is a destination venue. You cannot see inside the venue from the street. It is totally sound proof. We have employed a local taxi firm to provide cars at the end of the evening at a reasonable rate to encourage everyone to leave their cars at home. Our plan for the new Club is to have a tasteful plaque outside and nothing else.

We believe that a club of this nature, which will set new standards in style, elegance and superb entertainment, is perfectly in tune with the newly regenerated Bankside / Borough Market area. It will also bring more jobs to more people in the area including roles for kitchen staff, bar staff, reception and cloakroom staff as well as entertainers, secretarial and management personnel.

We actively promote tourist sites and hotels in the SE1 area to our clientele as many travel from overseas to visit us.

The whole venue is situated in the arches Under London Bridge on the South side of Tooley Street and in no way affects any plans for the London Bridge Museum on the North side of the road. Should the Museum go ahead the opening hours would be considerably different to the opening hours of our new Club or any other events that take place at our venue.

For further information about our venue and our plans please visit http://www.wickednightclub.com or email us at caroline@wickednightclub.com or call us on any one of the following numbers: 01276 855688, 020 74036777 or 07778 758888

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