It’s been known as Elemental, Toast and Dirty Buddha in its various guises over the years – and now a city nightclub is all set to relaunch with another new name.
Now known as 5ives, the North Road club will hold its grand reopening this Friday (August 1) under brand new management.
The team behind 5ives are promising two for £5 drinks promotions, five-seater VIP booths and other gimmicks associated with the number five.
Manager Rob Dookie, Karl Seaton, Matt Lees and promotions manager Ryan Donaghey, who is from Lancaster, are the management team behind the new venture.
Mr Donaghey, also known as Ryan Angelis, is best known as a local DJ and as the promoter of the Lancaster Live festival which has run at the Vale of Lune Rugby Club for the past two years.
He said the club would have a Manchester flavour and that a 12-month lease had been taken out on the venue.
“We want to make a good go of things,” he said.
“It will be a late-night bar but will also be open during the day.
“We’ve cleaned it up inside and have plans to have live bands on Sundays.”
Mr Donaghey also said he was lining up RnB superstar Tinchy Stryder for an appearance at 5ives on September 27.
Stryder is best known for his 2009 number one hit with N’Dubz ‘Number 1’. Mr Donaghey said tickets would go on sale soon.
Any bands or musicians interested in performing at 5ives should contact Ryan on 0773 4490854.
Grand opening night runs from 9pm to 6am.