I was keeping away from adding to the rumour mill earlier today (apart from replies on some of the goth lists) but The Dev has just updated their website within the last few minutes:
(Taken from http://www.devcamden.co.uk/
DEVONSHIRE ARMS UNDER THREAT.
The past year has seen the demise of both the legendary Full Tilt at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and Gossips in Soho - and the Devonshire Arms looks set to be the next casualty of the apathy on the alternative scene. We have been informed that unless numbers increase significantly over the next three months the Dev will be revamped as a trendy bar.
We have tried to create a much needed haven for the gothic / alternative community but interest appears to have waned. Unless people start using the Dev again, the company that owns it WILL close it down in its current incarnation and leave us minus yet another venue.
If there is anything that would encourage more of you to come here more often please let us know. Any sensible suggestions will be gratefully received and acted upon. The range of music played is to be widened to include more old-school and current indie and punk and all of the Djs are more than happy to play your requests - so if you’re not hearing what you want to hear, ASK! If we don’t have it we’ll get it for next time.
Unlike many venues offering Djs and late opening, entry is free (excluding band nights) and with the two hours of drinks specials every Thursday to Sunday, a night out at the Dev is reasonably inexpensive.
The bottom line is… if you don’t use the Dev, we’re going to lose it and give yet another of our venues back to the masses.
DEVONSHIRE ARMS R.I.P? Let’s hope not.
*Any suggestions can be made at the Dev or online at www.devcamden.co.uk