The quote below tells a sorry story.
Over a third of grassroots music venues closed in under 10 years.
Labour MP John Spellar is tabling a Bill later this year to help fight back.
Worth a read. Basically property developers will not so easily to be able to shut down existing venues.
Let's all hope this gets on the statute book.
Across the UK, an estimated 35% of grassroots music venues closed down between 2007 and 2015. In London alone, the capital has lost over a third of its grassroots music venues in the last 10 years.