Recent inspections at two renowned nightclubs in Ibiza have received temporary suspension on their licenses. The San Antonio council has made the decision to suspend licenses for Amnesia and Privilege Ibiza. Diario De Ibiza reports that local officials carried out inspections of the super-clubs in late September and found that both had illegally modified their architecture in order to increase capacity. As a result, neither will be allowed to open until the modifications have been corrected.
The result of this is that both clubs are closed off for the season and have to deal with fines. Resident Advisor reports that two fines were also levied at the clubs, one for €650 and another for €54,999. According to Diario De Ibiza, Privilege and Amnesia weren’t the only night clubs in the San Antonio region found with architectural irregularities. Earlier this week, the same council also fined two undisclosed venues €3000 and €5500 for closing later than allowed.
An estimate suggests that the modifications made space for an extra 500 people. At Amnesia, the issues centred on the club’s upper floor, where various substantial expansions had been made without permission. For clubs of that capacity and size, it is a decision that certainly could prove costly. The Ibizan reports that the two clubs were fined on separate grounds.
The actual order, in Catalan, is given below.
H/T Diario De Ibiza, Resident Advisor & The Ibizan