07:30PM, Friday 23 October 2015
Liquid nightclub held an ‘End of an Era’ party on Saturday and will reopen as Atik, following a £650,000 refurbishment.
It is still owned by Deltic Group, which has run the 1,300 capacity nightclub since it opened 13 years ago.
Manager Jon Taylor, who has been at the venue in William Street for two years, said: “A lot of old school regulars came to the last night at Liquid.
“There were people of all ages from the past 13 years.
“Some flew down from Scotland and from Ireland just because they had grown up in the Liquid generation.”
The new look club will have three themed rooms, including a ‘vinyl room’ with a light up disco floor.
After a soft launch on Thursday the venue will trade as normal, just in time for Halloween, when Jon expects the nightclub to be at full capacity.
The club has had a chequered past over its lifetime, having had problems with sexual assaults and anti-social behaviour over the years.
Last year it was forced to apologise for Tweeting a photo of a seemingly unconscious and half naked woman with the caption, ‘want to end up like her?’
When asked whether the rebranded club (artist's impression of how it could look above) would help to distance itself from such incidents, a spokeswoman for the club said: “Atik Windsor will be a well-run professional club providing the highest standards of service and customer care.
“The club’s philosophy is all about creating a fantastic night out for its customers and anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated.”
They will also be ‘raising the bar’ with more table service and ‘pre-bookable booths’ to offer a ‘better experience’ for customers.
The spokeswoman said the rebranded club is ‘good news’ for Windsor and will have ‘rigorous procedures’ in place to deal with anti-social behaviour.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.