MORE than 100 jobs are set to be created with the re-opening of Doncaster’s biggest nightclub.
Trilogy in Silver Street is set to burst back onto the town’s nightlife scene in December - two-and-a-half years after it closed its doors for the last time.
The club is now under new ownership after being sold off earlier this year and bosses behind the new venture say its return will provide a welcome employment boost as well as making the much-loved venue a key part of Doncaster’s night-time economy.
Trilogy openings manager Chris Dobson said: “Trilogy was such an iconic venue in Doncaster for many years and we want to rehash it and unleash it once again. There have been a lot of calls for it to re-open because there are no other places like it in town.
“We want it to be a place where people can come and have a great night out and really enjoy themselves at the best club in Doncaster.”
A massive 24-hour-a-day clean-up and repair programme is currently underway at the Silver Street venue ahead of its official relaunch on December 1.
Thousands of pounds are being spent on installing a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system while essential maintenance is being carried out to toilets, electrics and other fixtures and fittings.
But Mr Dobson stressed the club would be ‘pretty much as people remember it’ and added: “Times have changed so we are working to bring it up to date but a lot of things will be kept the same. Doncaster needs a big nightclub and this will fill a big hole for a lot of people.”
The original Trilogy closed its doors in May 2010 after seven years in business with the then owners citing the economic downturn, leading to a drop in custom at the 3,000 capacity club, for its closure.
However a new consortium, Yorkshire Bars Limited, snapped up the club earlier this year and Mr Dobson says he is undaunted by the challenges ahead.
He added: “There are a lot more smaller venues with late licences now and loads of big clubs have closed down. But there is still a need for a big club in Doncaster. There’s no-one else that can stage big events like us or create a huge night out.”
A recruitment process is currently underway to fill 120 jobs and applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The club is also planning live events with a big name headliner, whose name is currently under wraps, being lined up for New Year’s Eve. Tickets for the launch are on sale at Skiddle The building, which will be open until 4am on Saturdays, has been home to a nightclub for several decades.
Former venues include Top Rank, Rotters, Elektrik Avenue, Ritzy and Visage.