Closure of Fuse Nightclub: The reaction of the Brussels Night Council
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The Brussels Night Council met in an emergency session following the ongoing Fuse affair, on the 18th of January.
The Brussels by Night Federation, the HoReCa Federation, 24h Brussels (urban planner), the City of Brussels (public order service) and Visit.brussels met on an urgent meeting on Wednesday 18 January 2023, facilitated by the coordinator of the Council and with the technical and legal assistance of experts from Brussels-Environment.
Without wanting to replace the current legal procedure, the common objective of this session of the Brussels Night Council was to identify the legislative framework that would justify the closure of an establishment such as Fuse, identify the consequences for the Brussels-Capital Region and thus put forward possible solutions to avoid a precedent for the entire sector. The next days, a press release (link below) was published, revealing several possibilities for the sector’s future.
For now, the future of Fuse stays in the hands of the agency environnement.brussels/leefmilieu.brussels, whose board seated on the 27th of February, to come up with a decision regarding the complaint the club is facing. Their decision will be delivered on 9th March. BBNF keeps a close part in the discussions and works together with Fuse. We regret deeply that no compromise could be found politically so far. It is unacceptable for Brussels By Night Federation and we urge the government to not let this case go off the agenda.
Read the full press release below for more info.