ZIGGY’S – York’s iconic nightclub from the 80s, 90s and 2000s – is set to reopen next week.
The club will return to their old home in Micklegate on Friday July 23 but with a big restart to meet the demands of the 2020s.
Andrew Elliot, who opened Ziggy’s in 1982, will be involved with general manager Russell Gilbert and his son Max Elliot.
The building has been closed throughout the pandemic but may reopen as part of the government’s lifting of Covid restrictions next week.
The club operated as Mansion Nightclub for eight years, run by Andrew Whitney, when the premises included an Upstairs VIP lap dancing club, but Mansion closed in 2019 after failing to renew its lease.
Mr Gilbert said Ziggy’s will host several parties with different genres of music throughout the week, with an indi rock party and a main student night on Wednesdays.
He said the building had been renovated with a new sound system, bars and restrooms.
“I am extremely excited,” he said. “Obviously this has been a very boring 18 month period and I couldn’t tell you how excited I am to go back to the building and start making memories again and, you know, have a really good night.
“There are a lot of young people around 19 who have never been to a party like this before because of Covid.”
On the issue of Covid, he said staff would have the option of wearing face covers and there would be disinfection stations everywhere, with customers allowed to make their own decisions about face masks and asked to do so. proof of common sense.
Ziggy owner Andrew Elliot has said he wants to make good use of the building and will offer something for those who are a little older and maybe want a nightclub experience, but maybe for a while. the day.
“We provide the facility for, shall we say, someone my age on a Saturday afternoon seems to come here for a beer or a good gin and tonic in a pretty lavish setting,” he said.
“We have a small beer garden at the back and we plan to put live music in the room.
“Maybe a little local rock band or a tribute band and maybe we’re watching a jazz band at tea time. So really, a chance to enjoy a good Saturday night but during the day
“I’ve owned the building for a long, long time, it’s obviously rented out, but now I’m back and excited about what’s going on. While the past 18 months have tried to say the least, it’s fantastic to have Ziggy’s back.