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Buy-out at Hereford nightclub Fusion
ONE of Hereford's biggest nightclubs is set for a major shake-up - with boxing, comedy and school proms set to mix it on the dance floor.
Steve Harrison, who already owns six venues in the city, now has his hands on Fusion after settling on an undisclosed fee for the Commercial Road club last week.
The aim, Steve says, is to attract an older crowd who, for whatever reason, do not go out in Hereford as much as they used to.
The venue will remain a nightclub on Saturday nights, but bespoke events will be run on other nights of the week.
A silent disco, in which people dance to music they are listening to on headphones, will be held next Thursday, while the equivalent will be available for under 18's to enjoy the following Monday.
A "suits and posh frocks" charity night in aid of St Michael's Hospice, which includes a casino and live entertainment, will be held on January 17, while a boxing night, organised by Ledbury Amateur Boxing Club, will entertain revellers on February 14.
Club nights include a Naughty but Nice Christmas party on December 21 and Lisa Lashes DJ set on New Year's Eve.
"The logic is to do more in Hereford than just being a nightclub, so we will be putting on specific events," said Steve.
"We are trying to find something for people to do and have a reason to go out, rather than just drink.
"We are planning on doing school proms, which will include a sit down meal, comedy nights, cage fights and wrestling.
"I think it is the best venue in Hereford, because it's modern and apparently has the biggest LED dance floor in the country."
The venue will be managed by Ross Tyler, who is also the assistant manager of the Kerry.
A strict dress code of no trainers, tracksuits or hoodies will be in operation, while new door staff have been employed.
Ross claims the nightlife scene in Hereford has become a bit stale and he is looking forward to managing Fusion.
"We are trying to make Hereford a better place to be for everyone," he said.
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