Horror maze plan for former Brighton nightclub

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A horror maze could open in a former nightclub.

Worthing-based Liquid Lounge UK has applied to convert the Grade II listed building in Dyke Road, Brighton, which used to be New Hero nightclub.

Planning papers indicate the daytime attraction will be called House of the Lost and it will be spread over two levels. The proposal would include a shop, photo area and toilets.

The building was originally the Swan Downer School for poor girls, for whom it was designed and built in 1867.

Comments are currently being accepted and a decision is expected by February 3.

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7:13pm Tue 3 Jan 12

george smith says...

Could be fun
Could be fun george smith
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7:48pm Tue 3 Jan 12

GRANDAD says...

Could be like getting lost driving around Brighton except you'll have some toilets to use
Could be like getting lost driving around Brighton except you'll have some toilets to use GRANDAD
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8:04pm Tue 3 Jan 12

Dragon Slayer says...

It was the House of the Lost when it was the Liquid Lounge too......
It was the House of the Lost when it was the Liquid Lounge too...... Dragon Slayer
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8:16pm Tue 3 Jan 12

Dragon Slayer says...

Looking at the beatings, muggings, sexual assaults and random attacks that took place, undetected to date, in Brighton over the past 2 weeks I think we already have a Horror Maze, it is called the LANES!
Looking at the beatings, muggings, sexual assaults and random attacks that took place, undetected to date, in Brighton over the past 2 weeks I think we already have a Horror Maze, it is called the LANES! Dragon Slayer
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8:44pm Tue 3 Jan 12

moronslayer says...

"House of the Lost"? In Dyke Road?
Surely the market is saturated there already.
"House of the Lost"? In Dyke Road? Surely the market is saturated there already. moronslayer
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9:00pm Tue 3 Jan 12

Rocker says...

Is this the place that was The Asylum about 20 years ago? Owned by the popular Brighton landlord Old Nick VH?
Is this the place that was The Asylum about 20 years ago? Owned by the popular Brighton landlord Old Nick VH? Rocker
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9:40pm Tue 3 Jan 12

lorrie1 says...

Dragon Slayer wrote:
Looking at the beatings, muggings, sexual assaults and random attacks that took place, undetected to date, in Brighton over the past 2 weeks I think we already have a Horror Maze, it is called the LANES!
Quite agree. Brighton has become a complete horror story. Not just in the last few weeks, more like years, walk down west st on saturday night you can see a horror story for free.
Why go somewhere and pay to see it!
[quote][p][bold]Dragon Slayer[/bold] wrote: Looking at the beatings, muggings, sexual assaults and random attacks that took place, undetected to date, in Brighton over the past 2 weeks I think we already have a Horror Maze, it is called the LANES![/p][/quote]Quite agree. Brighton has become a complete horror story. Not just in the last few weeks, more like years, walk down west st on saturday night you can see a horror story for free. Why go somewhere and pay to see it! lorrie1
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10:44pm Tue 3 Jan 12

rolivan says...

Sloopy's was it's real name.
Sloopy's was it's real name. rolivan
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9:10am Wed 4 Jan 12

cancelaccount says...

wow what a great idea, this IS what Brighton really needs! another poorly executed themed attraction! I just don't see what audience this would be aimed at? If you want a Goth/Vamp experience you can just go the the caroline of brunswick any day/night of the year...
wow what a great idea, this IS what Brighton really needs! another poorly executed themed attraction! I just don't see what audience this would be aimed at? If you want a Goth/Vamp experience you can just go the the caroline of brunswick any day/night of the year... cancelaccount
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10:11am Wed 4 Jan 12

Hotbeans says...

Have a few copies of the Daily Mail lying around in there and it'll be truly horrid.
Have a few copies of the Daily Mail lying around in there and it'll be truly horrid. Hotbeans
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1:32pm Wed 4 Jan 12

kerryfee says...

They will have to attract a lot of customers to pay the £50k a year Nick VH is charging.
What gets me though is ,they aren't using it as a night club so why doesn't the licence get revoked? Our system of once a licence is granted it stays no matterwhat is rediculous, it means that residence forever have the spectre of a night club opening hanging over their heads. Its obviously not suitable as a club hence the fact it hasn't had any success in the last 10 yeras.
They will have to attract a lot of customers to pay the £50k a year Nick VH is charging. What gets me though is ,they aren't using it as a night club so why doesn't the licence get revoked? Our system of once a licence is granted it stays no matterwhat is rediculous, it means that residence forever have the spectre of a night club opening hanging over their heads. Its obviously not suitable as a club hence the fact it hasn't had any success in the last 10 yeras. kerryfee
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12:33pm Fri 6 Jan 12

Randsta says...

Sounds like something a bit different :)
Sounds like something a bit different :) Randsta
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7:48pm Fri 6 Jan 12

sarah l says...

how misserable are some people! it might turn out really good and bring in visitors from outside the town and bring in some much needed revenue.
don't knock it till you try it!
how misserable are some people! it might turn out really good and bring in visitors from outside the town and bring in some much needed revenue. don't knock it till you try it! sarah l
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