Closed in December 2019 as the landlord would not extend the club's tenancy
News November: Closing
The landlord of the property used by Upstairs has decided not to renew the clubs tenancy and so the club is set to close from 1st January 2020. The club is now ooking for new premises.
News May 2018: Police censors
The venue is allowed top open daily from 9pm until 3am with an extension for horse racing days of 6pm until 4:30am. The police are now complaining about the early opening on race days. Probably a
morality issue, in a letter to the licensing board, the force's PC Deborah Chadwick said:
North Yorkshire Police do not oppose the renewal of the Sexual Entertainment Licence, however they are opposed to the extension
of hours on York race days, especially allowing Sexual Entertainment to begin at 6pm.
News February 2015: Turned Down
Cllr Keith Aspden, chairman of the committee decided against granting the
licence supposedly because of the area's character, which housed numerous residents, and ludicrously waffled that he feared its Listed building status would not be protected sufficiently.
News February 2015: Downstairs
Owners of Upstairs nightclub want to expand into its ground floor on racedays.
Upstairs VIP Ltd has applied to City of York Council to vary the licence for the sexual entertainment venue, which is situated above Mansion nightclub in
Micklegate but police, councillors and neighbours have spoken out, ahead of a decision next week.
Upstairs wants lap dancing to be allowed until 5am instead of 3am seven days a week, and to be permitted in the ground floor bar area and front room
on race days, when temporary booths would be installed. The club has also applied for a renewal of its existing consent.
Five local residents have lodged worthless objections to the variations,
News February 2014: Licence
York council's licensing committee approved the application earlier this week. Licensing manager Lesley Cooke said members were satisfied that none of the grounds for refusal were established and therefore the licence could
Owner Andrew Whitney said the opposition group's concerns about the organisations working with vulnerable women had been dismissed because their offices were all closed long before the club opened its doors at 9pm.
News November 2013:
"Outraged' feminists have raised a 120 signature petition against the club's licence renewal.