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Masons eye up Leominster nightspot
8:00am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
MANAGERS at Leominster’s only nightclub say it is business as usual – even though a planning application has been being lodged to convert the venue into a masonic hall.
The trustees of Royal Lodge Masonic Lodge believe Euphoria will be an ideal place to hold their meetings.
They currently rent nearby Brook Hall, which they have been using for seven years after selling their previous premises at the Old Brewery.
“We have yet to exchange contracts and need to get a change of use permission granted first, but we believe that the building is fantastic in many ways and will be suitable for us,” said David Sayers, one of the trustees.
“The premises used to be a meeting hall for Jehovah’s Witnesses, so we are hoping to secure the purchase and turn it back into a meeting hall again.
“It is in the very early stages, but we have been in negotiations to buy the premises, but obviously it could go either way.”
Sarah Hughes, manager at Euphoria, confirmed that the club, which opened in 1994, has been on the open market for three years.
She added that the Masons have so far been the only people who have expressed an interest in buying the premises.