Nightclubs get £800,000 revamp

NEARLY £1million is being lavished on two of Weston's biggest nightspots. Weston entrepreneurs Cam and Kiem Mu are spending up to £800,000 overhauling Sands in Beach Road and Vision in Richmond Street. Sands will open until 4am every night after reopenin

NEARLY £1million is being lavished on two of Weston's biggest nightspots.Weston entrepreneurs Cam and Kiem Mu are spending up to £800,000 overhauling Sands in Beach Road and Vision in Richmond Street. Sands will open until 4am every night after reopening on November 3 and have a slick, contemporary look. It will play a mix of music including R 'n' B and party, according to Cam Mu. Entry prices will remain the same.Work to turn the basement of Vision into a swish 350 capacity pre-bar, to be called Mu Mu's Bar, is due to start in February and be complete by early May.Cam said: "We've had a very good three and a half years at Sands but decided it was time for modernisation. "Other venues are changing, so we have to change to stay one step ahead of the game all the time."Competition is a lot tougher now. Before the new licensing laws came in there would be a rush of people heading to the clubs at 11pm. "Now other places are opening for longer and it's harder to get people into the clubs. Plus there are less hen and stag nights coming to Weston because it doesn't have enough variety of places to go out."Specialist alcohol related crime officer Karl Waltho said late night town centre venues are fighting hard to survive because pubs and restaurants elsewhere are staying open later and competition for drinkers is getting harder and harder. The police predict that some venues will fold as a result.


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