A statement has been issued on the future of Brooklyn Bowl London after it was announced the building was "closed until further notice".
The 800-capacity bar, restaurant, bowling alley and music venue, which is located inside The O2 complex in Peninsula Square in southeast London, opened in January 2014 as a partnership between The O2's owner AEG and Brooklyn Bowl owner Bowls LLC, which runs branches in the US in Brooklyn, New York and Las Vegas.
No reason was given for the closure, which has seen upcoming shows either cancelled or relocated. However, a spokesman for the venue has released the following statement, suggesting it is related to the designer outlet centre currently being built within the complex.
“Brooklyn Bowl London is closed until further notice while The O2 Entertainment District undergoes building work for its future designer outlet village," said a statement given to Music Week. "Event organisers have been contacted to relocate or cancel scheduled shows and events while the company consults with its employees and other stakeholders. The hope is that following the completion of the building work Brooklyn Bowl London will be able to return.
"Those who have previously purchased tickets for future shows should contact their ticket provider to find out if the show has been relocated or cancelled, and if applicable, to arrange a direct refund.“
Brooklyn Bowl London has previously welcomed artists such as Pharrell Williams and Lauryn Hill.