Today is a sad day indeed for clubbers, DJ’s, and producers. Sankeys, the legendary British nightclub franchise with locations in Manchester, Ibiza, and New York. They opened their NYC nightclub just over a year ago, although they recently had to relocate from Manhattan to Brooklyn. However, just three weeks after it’s re-opening, and much to the chagrin of the underground dance scene, Sankeys has been forced to close up shop at the new location. Thanks to a group of unproffesional investors and franchisees, it seems as if there is little possibility of the iconic Sankeys permanently operating a location in the United States. According to an official statement released by Sankeys, “Today we announce that Sankeys Brooklyn will close for business. We will no longer be involved with the former venue, SRB. Sankeys Manhattan failed because our franchise partners were unprofessional on an operational, promotional and musical level and we as franchisors were inexperienced and naive in our initial approach. We gave far too much control and trust to people we thought were up to the job who clearly were not.” The closing of this beloved techno haven, while utterly tragic, is merely one of the many obstacles underground electronic music faces here in the states.