EPPING: Scepticism over '600-capacity nightclub'
An artist's impression of 'The Villa' posted on a Facebook page, although doubts have been raised over the authenticity of the claims.
NIGHTCLUB promoters in Epping have expressed scepticism over a proposed new 600-capacity venue in the town.
According to several websites, a new club called the 'Villa' will start trading in May in the High Street, opening between 9.30pm and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays, and between 9pm and 2am on Sundays.
An official website and Facebook page - which has attracted nearly 700 fans - claims the venue will be "stylish" and will feature 15 individual booths.
But those at nightspots Club Edge and Club One9Five have denied any knowledge of it, and questions have been raised over where such a club would be located.
A spokeswoman for Epping Forest District Council also said they had not received any licence application for such a venue.