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Music venue to stage comeback

by Natalie Vincent Tue 10 October 2017, 5:19 pm

Planning permission has been granted for a new basement music venue to open on the site of the old Standard performance space on Blackhorse Lane.

Image courtesy of Waltham Forest Council

The redevelopment will also feature 50 flats, a supermarket and a bar.

The Standard was famous for attracting music artists such as Suzi Quatro and Kula Shaker and comedians such as Alan Davies, Harry Enfield and Jack Dee.

A dedicated performance venue since 1986, it was purchased in 2011 by Turkish Food Centre, which worked with the council's regeneration team to ensure its continuation as a music space.

Councillor Simon Miller, lead member for economic growth and high streets, said: "The council's vision for this Blackhorse Lane development is to build new homes, provide new shops, and create a welcoming environment for musicians and performers where they can perfect their craft."

Read more about the Standard's new lease of life in the upcoming issue of Invest Waltham Forest magazine.

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