Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Midnight booze plan for HSBC cafe

A CAFÉ which could open in the former HSBC bank in Dorridge would sell alcohol and play music to midnight under new plans.

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A licensing application has been made to allow live music, sell alcohol and play recorded music as late as midnight. It is not stated whether this will be used to its full extent if granted.

It comes after a planning application was submitted to turn the closed branch into a café.

The branch closed in November with bosses saying it was under-used because of the use of telephone and internet banking.

Accounts were to the branch in Poplar Road, Solihull.

A consultation is being held on the licensing application.

Update: this article originally said 1am and has now been changed to reflect the online application, which states midnight. I don't have time to check at the moment but the application might have been ammended.

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16 comments:

  1. bring it on!!

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  2. Ah, some life in Dorridge? Fantastic....but wait, no chance.....there'll be a frenzy of activity from the 'I don't want it so nobody else can have it' brigade....that's if they have the time in-between bleating about Sainsbury's, Waitrose, outsiders, the weather.....etc

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  3. Don't need it waste of time will not last

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  4. See, third comment ^ I don't want it so why should you have it? Welcome to Dorridge!

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  5. Sounds good to me. A dinky and distinctive venture that brings a bit of life to Dorridge, without trampling all over it.

    Matthew

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  6. So true Matthew!

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  7. The summary in the article on the times does not seem to match the application which goes to midnight not 1am.

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  8. To Matthew and Claire. Well said. Hopefully the start of many more small businesses setting up in Dorridge.

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  9. @10.00 2/8 you don't seriously expect us to put this venture in the same category as the current dreadful plan from sainsbury's. Very best wishes to the propriators.

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  10. application has been amended by licensing officer to be in line with all other licesned restaurants and hotel in dorridge area.

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  11. I often thought that would make a great site for a cafe. But, do we really need this level of 'vibrancy' every day of the week? Mon-Sat fine but I would like Dorridge to be quieter on just one day a week - Sunday. I think that woudl be fair to everyone, don't you?

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  12. get a KFC in there

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  13. If this cafe does good, fast takeaway coffee and perhaps the odd bacon roll, they should get plenty of trade from the early morning commuters.

    Good luck!

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  14. Good luck. No doubt the forest will be objecting. They may have to lower their extortionate bar prices as there's now a bit of competition ...,,

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  15. Finally - a bar with fresh smelling toilets, Good beer, bar snacks we have wanted for 6 years and hopefully SKYSPORTS

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  16. Well said, Mr Doors.

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