Sunday March 29, 2020

Nightclubs: forced to dance to another tune

Increased costs and reduced footfall mean nightclubs are being forced to diversify and rebrand as food and beverage offerings or late bars

16th February, 2020
The Camden: the former nightclub now attracts daytime trade with food and sports offerings

The nightclub sector of Ireland’s entertainment industry is under threat, particularly in Dublin. The industry is caught “in a perfect storm consisting of a combination of issues such as technological changes, changes to consumer habits and behaviour, onerous legislation and increased cost pressures,” said Tony Morrissey of sector specialist, Lisney Morrissey.

Consumer trends are reflected in more health-conscious young people who increasingly focus on healthy eating and regular exercise, all of...

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