Guy Pelly, an old friend of both Prince Harry and The Duke of Cambridge, co-owns Public with David Phelps.
Phelps told The Daily Mail: “We have been doing this for years, and the closure shouldn’t have happened. We are clearly the premium club in the area,”
Local residents had been complaining for the past year about extensive noise and mess associated with Public party-goers.
And, while there are two other clubs located in the same warehouse as Public—Embargo and Rumi— the problems were blamed on Public.
“Guy and David still have the lease and a license until midnight so they are working on a new concept which can work with those hours,” a club source told The Mail. “Things are being sorted out at the moment and there’s talk about Public becoming a joint venture with another well-known brand.