One of Harare’s leading nightspots, Stars Nightclub, was officially closed on December 31 under unclear circumstances and the disc jockeys that used to play at the club have since moved to look for greener pastures.
DJs Dee Nosh and L-Roy of D&L fame told NewsDay said they had relocated and would now be playing at Fusion Café Bar every Saturday. The two had been with Stars Studio for almost two years.
Dee Nosh said the club had been temporarily closed because the current licence holder, Cedric Steele, had decided to call it quits.
Steele has been in charge of Stars for the past seven years.
An insider at the Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG), the club’s parent company, told NewsDay that the company had also decided to run the club on their own.
“I feel it was high time that that club was closed and revamped as things were now bad in the club. I am not sure if we will go back to play there if it opens as we are now concentrating on upmarket clubs as we need to develop as DJs,” said Dee Nosh, who left the club last month.
Another DJ, Limo, who had been with the club for over a year said the club was now “a sinking ship” so it was time for it to be closed.
“The Stars Nightclub was now a sinking ship so we eventually had to move. It was no longer a nice place to be since people were no longer enjoying the sofas in the VIP section as they were drowning in them,” said DJ Limo, who left the joint in November last year and now plays at Liquid Lounge.
He added that the club had since lost many revellers as the ventilation was bad because the air conditioning system was not functioning well.
Efforts to get a comment from the RTG brand communications manager were fruitless as she was said to be out of office until next week.
Meanwhile, a meeting is expected to be held on Friday by the RTG board to determine whether or not the club will continue operating.