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Crawley has a new nightclub and this one certainly has the WOW factor



The Crawley night life has had a very interesting few years particularly when it comes to the late night dance venues.

Once you have been to one the plethora of pubs or bars across the town the choice of where to dance away the night suddenly becomes very limited. And whilst there have been attempts at bringing more choices to the town, most recently with the nightclub SIX, it has never really tempted enough people away from the more established venues such as MOKA and even smaller venues like OCTOPVS.

Well now following a huge revamp owner of restaurant Hispalis, Yashar Koksal, has taken the old SIX venue and created something rather exciting.

RHYTHM quietly opened its doors two months ago and has slowly been gaining traction as a new ‘must-visit’ venue for party goers.

The dance floor has been opened up and along with the bar has been totally transformed bringing a bright modern feel to the club.

Currently open every Friday and Saturday night from 11pm till 3am the club has a no entry fee promotion running at the moment so everyone can come and experience the new club.

Owner Yashar says he wanted to bring something new to the area, something that he felt was missing. He said:

“We have such a vibrant nightlife in Crawley and I wanted to bring something that would build on that and give a bigger choice to those wanting a night out.

I’ve worked hard with my team to bring something original to the town and we want to really encourage more people to think about a night out here instead of going into London or Brighton.”

But don’t think because the club is smaller than others that it doesn’t have the same high class feel that you would expect in longer established venues.

Take a walk into the VIP area and you would suddenly think you were in some famous London club, the attention to detail is really that good.

The VIP area is really spectacular.

There can always be a sense of anxiety whenever you walk up to a club with their very imposing set of bouncers gleering at you. Not here though, and the owner and his team have worked hard to ensure that there is a very welcoming experience whilst also an ensuring one that you will be safe and looked after.

It’s a refreshing experience and one that will certainly bring more people out and about in the town, and that for one has to be a positive step for the town.

If you want to experience Rhythm then it is situated above Hispalis in the town centre or for more information goto their facebook page here


Three more major Crawley stores with potential job losses due to COVID-19



As more and more businesses become affected by the loss of earnings due to lockdown another three high street store with sites in Crawley have now warned of potential job losses.

This morning WH Smith announced it would cut up to 1,500 jobs due to a lack of customers.

According to reports their revenues had dropped a huge 57% compared to the same period last year and could expect to make a loss of up to £75m.

Owner of Currys PC World Dixons Carphone is also planning to cut 800 jobs in a restructure to change how its stores are managed.

The firm says it it consulting with some of their staff about removing these management roles which in turn should make it easier for customers to shop in store.

Pizza Express is also looking at potentially closing 67 of its UK restaurants which would mean a loss of 1,100 jobs although they have not said which sites are at risk.

All three of the chains have a presence in Crawley and comes only days after DW Sports announced it was also closing down.

With a speculated 57% of the Crawley work force potentially affected by the fall out of COVID-19 this would be yet another blow to the town as the high street begins to lose more and more of the stores customers have known for years.

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