Reykjavík Mayor on NASA: City Won’t Run a Club Skip to content

Reykjavík Mayor on NASA: City Won’t Run a Club

Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr said on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós yesterday that he is concerned about the scheduled closure on June 1 of the night club NASA, which is located in a historical building in the city center. Its demolition is impending.

nasa_pkNASA. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

“I have sought means to tackle this problem but haven’t found the solution yet,” the mayor stated. When asked whether the City of Reykjavík would intervene to prevent NASA’s closure, Jón replied: “The city is not about to run a nightclub.”

“However, I won’t rule out the building being used for other purposes,” he added. “It is a matter that we are looking into but so far no one has presented any brilliant ideas which everyone could be content with.”

Ingibjörg Örlygsdóttir, who has operated NASA for more than a decade, commented to last week that she was saddened by the news of the building’s planned demolition, as were many others. It is privately owned, by Pétur Þór Sigurðsson.

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