Corby nightclub closes after landlord says club operators breached terms of lease

Rubix in Corby
Rubix in Corby

A Corby nightclub has had to close after its landlord said club operators had not complied with the terms of their lease.

Rubix will not be opening this weekend after the owners of Willow Place and Corby town centre reclaimed possession of the unit in Corporation Street where the club has been based since opening in early December 2012.

A notice of forfeiture has been left on display informing people of the landlord’s actions.

A spokesman for the owners of Willow Place and Corby town centre said: “We took back possession of the unit that had been trading as Rubix nightclub in Corby yesterday morning.

“This was not a decision that we took lightly and we hope that Corby nightclubbers are not too badly inconvenienced.

“However, the club operators have breached their obligations under the terms of their lease and we could not allow the situation to continue.

“Such circumstances are never easy, but in our experience it is in the best interests of all concerned to draw a line and for everyone to move forward.”

Rubix and Lounge 66 were opened in 2012 by business partners David ‘Les’ Ross and Jon Powell.

But just weeks after opening, Mr Ross was found dead at the Village Express Hotel in The Jamb, Corby, on December 17.

A murder investigation was launched and several arrests in connection with the death have been made, but no-one has been charged with Mr Ross’ murder.

Mr Ross’ name was still on the lease for the club.