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Moscow’s Central Station gay nightclub reopening in new location

After a series of attacks on patrons and the venue, Moscow’s Central Station gay night club is reopening in a new location after being driven out of its original building
Moscow's Central Station nightclub at its old location
Photo by Central Station Moscow

The owners of Moscow’s Central Station nightclub have announced they are moving the business to a new building after closing its doors in March.

Billed as Moscow’s biggest gay venue, the club suffered through a number of incidents during the second half of 2013 in which the club and its patrons were targeted, with shots fired at the venue and noxious gas released inside the club – while in another incident thugs tried to dismantle the roof of the building.

The club’s owners lodged 30 complaints with Moscow City Police but they refused to act on any of them.

Central Station’s return was announced on the club’s website, accompanied by a statement which read, ‘The concept of the previous Central Station is not lost and is even more clearly embodied in the new project.’

‘The goal is to give everyone what they want.’

The new venue, near Avtozavodskaya metro station, will feature a large dance floor with video screens, a lounge area, a space for karaoke and a summer terrace, as well as a bar serving food and drink.

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