Clubs shuttering aren't a bad thing, really
The news that The Butter Factory will vacate its premises when it lease ends in March next year will certainly leave some clubbers mourning.
For those who don't know about the place, the club occupies two loud rooms and plays different musical genres from hip-hop to electro.
There is no denying The Butter Factory has had a good run. Business remains brisk, if the long queues where club-goers continue to wait up to an hour to gain entry, is any indication.
But what makes the club cutting-edge is its "personality". Despite being one of the oldest and most established clubs here, it continues to make a mark with its quirky concepts and crazy party vibes.
For example, their patrons (as well as the club's co-founders Bobby Luo and Ritz Lim) are known for their crazy homemade costumes that they whip up for nights out.
It also actively promotes music at the grassroots level by featuring home-grown DJs and giving clubbers an alternative to the mainstream clubs here.
Already, many are wondering if the vibrancy of One Fullerton will take a hit once the nine-year-old club pulls down its shutters for good.
But don't be fooled by the doomsayers who say The Butter Factory's imminent closure spells trouble for the Singapore clubbing landscape.
Let's not put gloss on it. Clubs closing down can only be a good thing, and new ideas and concepts are just what clubs need to keep things interesting.
Co-founder Luo said as much yesterday: "We want to keep giving people new experiences, every future concept that we launch, we want to make sure there are surprises in store."
Surprises are good.