Contrary to what a hastily put together Facebook post is claiming, the Beach Club is NOT reopening in the Odyssey Pavilion.
The teaser was posted this morning (Tuesday) from an individual’s account under the name Beachclub Belfast, and despite the fact it couldn’t be more obviously a spoof, hundreds of people are sharing the news, with the majority expressing genuine excitement that the venue is returning.
At the time of posting this story it had been shared nearly 1000 times…
For a start, if the Beach Club was really returning do you not think they’d have employed a PR company to construct an announcement with a bit more razzmatazz, in which May would have been given the capital letter it deserves.
Also, given that the Beach Club still has an official Facebook page which it was using right up until January 2015, why would they need to go rogue to break the news?
Sources at the Odyssey say it’s complete nonsense while the line from the Odyssey Trust is that they’re looking into the matter. We’ll have an official statement from them on the situation as soon as we get it.
But in the meantime, please don’t get your hopes up, this is clearly an April Fool from someone who’s got their dates mixed up.
On the plus side, it’s pretty obvious that there are a lot of people out there who miss The Beach Club, perhaps a genuine move to re-open the club mightn’t be a bad idea.