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The 1975’s Matty Healy reportedly tried to buy property involved in Night & Day Cafe dispute

The Manchester venue had been under threat of closure because of complaints from a local resident.

By Will Richards

The 1975's Matty Healy
The 1975's Matty Healy (Picture: Rolling Stone UK)

The 1975’s Matty Healy reportedly tried to buy the property at the centre of the potential closure of Manchester’s Night & Day Cafe.

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The grassroots venue was threatened with closure in 2021 after being handed a Noise Abatement Notice following complaints from a nearby resident.

A petition was then launched to support the venue against closure, which received support from Johnny MarrNew OrderMogwai and more.

It was ruled last week that it will be allowed to continue operating as a music venue, and it has now emerged that Healy was trying to buy the property in question in order to save the venue.

Manchester's Night & Day Cafe
Manchester’s Night & Day Cafe (Picture: Press)

The individual who made the complaint against the venue has now shared his story to The Manchester Mill and revealed that Healy had tried to buy his property.

According to the article, Healy reached out to the man last summer over email and said: “It’s true I am very interested in purchasing your flat. It would be awesome!”. He called the frontman “very charming and very interested” and added: “He essentially said: ‘This is the best outcome for everybody.’”

“He spent a lot of the conversation talking about how I felt and how my partner felt,” he added. “He wasn’t very political about next door.”

Manchester Magistrates Court ruled that the Night & Day Cafe will be allowed to remain open under new conditions, including a maximum volume level at weekends

“I am satisfied that this is a reasonable, practicable level which could be offered by sealed sound limiters to seal music levels. I am told the existing sound system can achieve this aim,” District Judge Margaret McCormack said (via Manchester Evening News).

“I therefore amend the NAN [to say] Friday and Saturday use should not exceed the levels of test one. The measures are to be taken by professional acousticians and sealed in the system.”

A full written judgment is expected to be publicly available soon.