A NIGHTCLUB in Bradford city centre has now been officially renamed in memory of a popular DJ.
Glenville ‘Glenny’ Atkinson, 36, sadly passed away earlier this month after a cardiac arrest.
Jonathan Kirk became business partners with Glenny, who he described as a ‘bassline pioneer’, a year after Envy Nightlife was launched in 2018.
His death sent shockwaves through the city.
After the news was made public, dozens of bouquets of flowers were left at the front of the nightclub.
In a moving tribute to the DJ, Jonathan has now updated the signage as he embarks on a mission to complete the vision he had created with Glenny.
Speaking last week, he told the Telegraph & Argus: “I decided to rename Envy to Glennys to pay tribute to all Glenny has done for Bradford’s nightlife.
“Being an iconic figure in the local town I thought renaming it in his memory was perfect for him.”
Glenny will pass by his club one last time on Friday, June 26, around 1.30pm before being laid to rest.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions his friends will not be allowed to attend the funeral service.
More Bradfordians have shared memories of their time with the DJ in the Telegraph & Argus Book of Condolence.
Clare Grams said: “You were loved and respected by everyone you came across, there is a massive hole in everyone’s hearts now you are gone. It still doesn’t seem real 😥 hope you are partying up there xx”
Jo Ann-Meskiri said the club scene in Bradford “won’t be the same”.
She said: “Glenny a friend, the best of a DJ and one hell of a top guy u couldn’t of met a nicer person we’ve defo had some mad funny times partying way back in the days and up2date especially in envy we’re u lit up the up the decks 💃🏽 good times that I will cherish mate its been a pleasure knowing you through the years what can I say the club scene won’t be the same without you it’s still doesn’t seem real you’ve touched so many peoples lives you will be missed greatly we’ll miss you love jo.”
Rochelle Lofthouse was among mourners leaving flowers.
She said: “RIP glenny gone but never forgotten will miss that beaming smile and the big hugs u always gave me. Shine bright up there Bradford wont be the same without u.”
Timmy Bromley paid his respects by saying: “You were a great lad and always made me laugh.”
You can pay tribute in the online Book of Condolence by searching https://bit.ly/3hTLt6l