A new bar could be coming to Arnold, if the council approves plans to create a new venue at a former Polish deli.
A licence application has been submitted for the new cafe bar on Front Street as part of plans which would see the conversion of the town’s former Tomik Polish store.
The new cafe bar would be called Rene’s Bar and would also have a function room on the first floor.
Those wanting to open the new business had applied to open the venue from 9am until 2.30am seven days a week – but this is now under negotiation following objections raised by a council environment officer.
Environmental health officer William Langston wrote to the council earlier this month and raised objections to the proposed opening hours.
In the letter Mr Langston wrote: “The original request asked for entertainment and sale of alcohol until 02:00am every day of the week, and doors close at 02:30am. I quickly determined these hours to be unreasonable and entered into negotiations with the applicant’s representative
“I recommended they changed these hours on Sunday to Thursday to ‘entertainment ends no later than 22:00 and alcohol sales and doors close at 23:00.’ And on Friday and Saturdays I recommended ‘entertainment ends no later than 23:00 and alcohol sales and doors close at 01:00’ I have also recommended no use of the outside areas to the rear or side of the premises.
“Upon engaging with these negotiations, the applicants have requested the following:On Sundays to Thursdays, the provision of licensable activities beyond midnight shall be restricted to no more than 20 occasions in any calendar year. This means that 20 times per year between Sunday and Thursday the venue can hold entertainment events until 02:00
“On Sundays to Thursdays, the provision of licensable activities beyond midnight shall be restricted to no more than 20 occasions in any calendar year. This means that 20 times per year between Sunday and Thursday the venue can hold entertainment events until 02:00.”
Mr Langston went on to make recommendations around the venue’s opening hours at weekends.
He wrote: “It is not currently clear what hours the applicants are requesting Fridays and Saturdays at this time, however I have recommended entertainment ceases no later than 23:00 and premises closes at 01:00 on these days. I am happy to concede that there be no new entrants from 00:30 as requested, as opposed to 00:00 which I originally recommended.”
The owners of Rene’s Bar will have its proposal debated at Gedling Borough Council’s Licensing Panel on Thursday, June 9 with councillors able to accept or reject the company’s application for a premises licence.
The panel could also choose to reduce the hours the venue can open between, even if it accepts the application.