G-A-Y owner orders in McDonald's to keep trading

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Photo credit: Ross Burgess (Wiki Commons)
Photo credit: Ross Burgess (Wiki Commons)

Related tags: Jeremy Joseph, G-A-Y Heaven, Night time economy, coronavirus, Coronavirus tier system

The owner of Soho nightclub G-A-Y Heaven is planning to re-open on 5 December by serving meals purchased from a nearby McDonald’s.

Under tier 2 rules hospitality venues can only serve alcohol alongside ‘substantial meals’. 

This coupled with last orders at 10pm and an 11pm kicking out time will make it tricky for most late night orientated venues that don’t serve food to operate.

But G-A-Y Heaven owner Jeremy Joseph - who also operates G-A-Y Manchester - is launching a new night called The Show Must Go On that runs from 6pm until 11pm and has even included the McDonald’s logo on the flyer. 

Joseph launched an unsuccessful challenge against the 10pm curfew in October​ claiming it ‘makes absolutely no sense’ and treats the night-time economy as a ‘scapegoat’ for the spread of Coronavirus.

Branding the curfew nonsensical Joseph claimed the Government had failed to provide any evidence to justify its existence and that the measure is crippling hospitality and is not helping stop the transmission of the virus.

The curfew, which has been in place in England since 24 September 2020, has been widely criticised by industry experts and politicians alike.

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