nightclub is set to re-open on Friday after the resignation of the manager, suspension of
two staff and a week-long closure.
The night club in Cox Street is owned and run by the Students Union of Coventry
University who invested £3 million improving the club two years ago.
Manager Eli Thompson stepped down from his position when closure notices were posted
last week and two members of his staff were then suspended.
Cyrrhian Macrae, Director of Corporate Affairs for the university, said:
"The situation is that the Students Union Executive, having taken external
professional advice, took the decision to close down the Planet for as short a period of
time as possible. They did that with the full support of the senior management of the
"Their concerns were to do with the day-to-day operation of the Planet. There is
now an internal investigation, which is going on at this stage. For that reason we cannot
say any more."
It is understood that the "external professional advice" involved auditors.
The police are not involved.
A spokesperson for the Students Union said the club would be open for business on
Friday and Saturday.
"It will be up and running this weekend and all weekends from then on with
attractions as advertised. We previously ran a seven-day operation but there have been
Customers who had bought tickets for the nights when the club was closed were advised
to return them to the place of purchase.