The Case is Altered, located in Old Redding, has closed its doors for the final time.
In a message posted to customers and Harrow residents on their Facebook page, the pub’s management said: “The Case is Altered has closed its doors forever. We would like to thank all our customers for their support throughout our journey.
“Please keep the support going to protect Harrow viewpoint car park from its closure.
“From all the staff and the management stay safe, stay well, stay positive.”
Despite the Harrow View Point car park opening times being in line with similar public spaces in Harrow, the pub will be permanently closing.
Cllr Graham Henson, Leader of Harrow Council said: “It would have been a dereliction of the council’s duties to ignore the problems at the Old Redding car park. It had become a hotspot for crime, assaults, vandalism, drug taking and public sex. Such incidents were taking place regularly, with people often gathering from late afternoon to the early hours of the morning.
“Local residents were understandably distressed at the area becoming a no-go zone, but we were determined to protect the Viewpoint for everyone in Harrow and make it a place where families could safely visit.
“We’ve worked closely with the Case Is Altered and offered a number of solutions, including shared security management of the car park, but the pub has been unwilling to take these forward. The alternative, which we cannot justify, would be for the Harrow taxpayer to foot the bill to maintain security in a late night car park for the benefit of a single business.
“The last two years have presented a uniquely challenging trading environment. We’ve worked throughout with Harrow’s business leaders, including the management of the Case Is Altered, providing acces to a package of support that includes £70 million in business grants.”