Another ‘watering hole’ goes down
Space Lounge, one of Kilimani’s most popular entertainment spots, has announced it is ending operations as of November 1.
In a memo dated October 31, the club informed its employees, that it has resorted to close shop after the Environment and Land Court on Monday, October 28, directed the Nairobi county and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to revoke its operating permit and liquor license.
“Your salaries from the company will be paid by the first week of November,” the memo read.
“We have spent a lot of time together and made so many memories, but now it is time to say goodbye to each other, which is definitely not easy as goodbyes are the hardest,” said the bar’s management.
Space is one of the nightclubs in Milimani area affected by the court order. The others are Kiza, B Club and Explorers. The order came after accusations by residents that they are a nuisance.
In her ruling, Justice Loise Komingoi declared the operations of said clubs to be in violation of Nairobi county government's right to life and right to clean and healthy environment.
The judge ruled the operations license issued by the county government and the chairperson Nairobi City County alcoholic drugs and license board allowing them to operate their businesses in the manner explained by the association is unlawful and illegal.
Space Lounge has been in operation for more than four years.