Corby Post Office to become subterranean nightclub

A new subterranean nightclub is opening in an iconic building in Corby.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 26th September 2016, 6:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:21 pm

The Sorting Room will open its doors on November 17 in the former Bushwackers downstairs at the old Post Office in Rockingham Road.

A nine-room hotel is also set to open on the top floor of the historic 1940s building which already houses Decades bar and grill.

The club will be open on Thursdays to Sundays and its licence allows it to sell alcohol from 10pm until 4.30am.

Workers are stripping out the old fixtures and fittings ready for a complete overhaul.

Spokesman Kelly Chester said: “We’re still in the ripping-out stage at the moment but the fit-out is going to be quite quick.

“We’re going to have a mix of dance, commercial and house music.

“Since Rubix closed there’s not really been anything like that in Corby and we think that market has probably started going to Kettering so we hope they’ll come back to Corby.

“There’s a nice little circuit of bars in the Old Village with Decades, the Cardigan Arms, Malt and Bass and we hope that people will come and visit us later on in the evening.”

The previous occupant of the building, Storm nightclub, { |shut four years ago|} after declining sales, a licence review following reports of underage drinkers and years of complaints from residents about noise and anti-social behaviour.

Kelly said: “We’re going to overhaul the back of the building to make it look nicer as that’s where our entrance will be.

“There will be nine rooms in the hotel and we’re hoping to get them open as soon as possible.”

The firm behind the plans also hoped to open a series of shop and coffee bar units at the side of the building but Corby council did not support those plans.