The Fuse nightclub is an institution in the City of Brussels. Revellers come into the capital from all corners of Belgium and beyond to have a night out at the famous techno club.
After 29 years, however, the party seems to be over: the club is closing.
By order of Brussels Environment, the famous Brussels nightclub must now close its doors at 02:00. and may only play music at a maximum of 95 decibels, but the owners have made it clear that that is not a viable option.
"It is impossible to open a club under these circumstances, so the club will remain closed from today," an official announcement from Fuse's organisation read on Thursday.
Considerable efforts have been made to avoid closure, but a neighbour who bought a house adjacent to the club several years ago is standing their ground and is the main cause of the shutdown. The club has already appealed the Brussels Environment decision, and a ruling is expected by 25 January.
In the meantime, the Brussels By Night Federation also launched an online petition called "Save The Fuse," which collected more than 20,000 signatures in less than a day. The message is clear: many Brussels (and Belgian) residents do not want to see their beloved techno club disappear.
Are you signing the petition? Let @Maajtee know.
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