Club closes the Bunker


NOISE and misbehaviour outside the Grafton District Services Club have been given as the reasons behind the club's decision to close its popular Saturday nightclub, the Bunker.

Club general manager Arthur Lysaught said although an incident, where a young man was allegedly bashed outside the club on June 26 was concerning, it was not the reason why the Bunker closed.

"That incident caused me a great deal of concern ... as would anyone at that age having that happen ... but it wasn't the final straw," he said.

"Our main problem is the fact we're in a residential area and we're responsible for the good, quiet well-being of the neighbourhood."

Mr Lysaught said the noise problems stemmed from people leaving the club or those who arrived too late to get in.

"We looked at additional security in and around the neighbourhood but it wasn't economically viable.

Most of the kids are really well-behaved but it's another case of the small minority ruining it for the majority."

He said although the club would examine other entertainment avenues, the Bunker would remain closed.

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