Hayle to get a new nightclub - the Boxx Club Lounge and Studio at Foundry Place
HAYLE will be a destination for party-goers once again as a new nightclub is set to open in the town.
After a decade without a club, Jonathan Oates, a DJ and music producer, is launching Boxx Club Lounge and Studio at Foundry Place.
The club, which Jonathan is opening with business partner Stella Evans, will double up as a fitness studio by day.
Jonathan said: "I didn't want to put one in any other place than Hayle. It needs it, there is just nowhere for people in the town to go.
"It's exciting; there has been a need now for a long time.
"It's a hell of a gamble for us, but we are hopeful it will be a success."
The owner said Boxx will be a "funky, stylish place" which will play chart and request music on Fridays, and house music on Saturdays.
The club has a licence to open until 3am on Saturday and Sunday mornings and has obtained permission to play music outside during the summer months.
During the week it will host events such as open-mic, band and film nights, while guest DJs will be brought in at weekends.
"The whole emphasis is to make it a very funky, uplifting place to be.
"What we are trying to do is make people make an effort. It's a place to come to dress yourself up a bit, but there's no particular dress code," said Jonathan.
The venue, which can hold up to 200 people, boasts a dance hall downstairs and a bar upstairs, which has been designed with an urban industrial theme in keeping with the club's surroundings.
With nearby St Ives without a nightclub, Jonathan is hoping Boxx will attract people from out of town to come to Hayle as well.
"We are hopeful it will be a success. It has been stressful, but it's exciting. We are quite nervous but we have had a lot of support.
"We have been very lucky that the local authority has backed us. I have been looking for a place for about six or seven years. I just came across this by chance."
Fitness classes such as pilates, yoga and kick-boxing will all be held at the venue during the daytime and will work on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The people of Hayle have rallied round to support the venture, with volunteers helping to decorate the club and Jewsons offering some supplies free of charge.
The owners are working hard to get Boxx open in time for New Year's Eve, but cannot guarantee that work will be finished in time.