Loss of Blu Jaz Cafe's entertainment licence will leave 'gaping hole' in local scene, say musicians

The three-storey Blu Jaz Cafe in Bali Lane, which has been around for 13 years, will still be allowed to operate its cafe, but it will not be able to provide any form of public entertainment from Feb 1, 2019.
The three-storey Blu Jaz Cafe in Bali Lane, which has been around for 13 years, will still be allowed to operate its cafe, but it will not be able to provide any form of public entertainment from Feb 1, 2019.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE - Following the announcement that live entertainment venue and nightspot Blu Jaz Cafe lost its appeal to keep its entertainment licence on Wednesday (Jan 3), musicians told The Straits Times this will leave a "gaping hole" in the entertainment scene in Singapore.

The venue had been served notice on Oct 8 last year as it had exceeded the limit for demerit points because of previous offences, including for severe overcrowding on two occasions, which the police said posed major safety risks.

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