Plans unveiled for Thursdays nightclub in Oving

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Thursdays nightclub near Chichester could become a furniture showroom with a cafe under plans submitted to the district council this week.

The sudden closure of the club in Drayton Lane, Oving, in June last year came as a shock to many in the community, with many taking to social media to lament the loss.

A planning application for a change of use at the site details ‘a furniture showroom with an ancillary cafe, retail and office together with associated minor alterations’.

Rooflights would be installed in the existing flat roof and a cafe terrace area created outside the front of the building.

At the time it closed, Thursdays was Chichester’s only nightclub, and had been a fixture in the area for the best part of a generation.

The nightclub announced its abrupt departure on Twitter, to the confusion of many social media users, who thought it might be a prank.

When asked why it was closing by customers, the club added: “nothin bad the landlords would like there building back sorry team ts customers.”

A spokesman for Chichester District Council at the time said the council had no involvement in the closure, and its licensing department knew nothing about the move.

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