Licensing preview: Newsagents face being stripped of alcohol licence + New strip club wants to sell booze on St Mary Street

July 14, 2011 No Comments »
Licensing preview: Newsagents face being stripped of alcohol licence + New strip club wants to sell booze on St Mary Street

pint of beerCardiff council’s licensing sub committee meetings tomorrow morning in City Hall to discuss two reviews of newsagents alcohol licences, and an attempt by a new strip club opening on St Mary Street to sell alcohol.

Strip club wants St Mary Street booze licence

A strip club on St Mary Street wants to serve booze to customers until the early-hours of the morning.

The Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club on Cardiff’s notorious party strip is applying to sell alcohol until 4am on weekdays and until 6am on Fridays and Saturdays.

The application to Cardiff council’s licensing sub committee states “all drinks will be predominantly served by waiter/waitress service.”

Owners For Your Eyes Only also plan to have a 30 minute “drinking up time” on top of the last permitted sale of alcohol.

The application faces objections from the owners of one of Cardiff’s Victorian Arcades – the David Morgan Estate, Helical (Cardiff) Limited.

Ashdown Phillips & Partners Ltd writing on behalf of the arcades owners state: “In the course of our client’s ownership of The States which is a mixture of both commercial and residential accommodation they have firsthand experience of some of the more negative effects that the night time economy and provision of alcohol throughout the city has upon their property.

“They are anxious to avoid any extension to the current provisions for the provision of late night refreshment, the sale of alcohol, films, live music, recorded music and performance and dancing.”

The application will be heard by the council’s licensing sub committee tomorrow morning from 10am at City Hall.

Newsagents targeted for selling alcohol to children

Two newsagents in Cardiff face having their alcohol licences withdrawn after being caught selling alcohol to children on two occasions.

Lifestyle Express, Grangetown and Salisbury Super Stores, Cathays, both face two counts of selling alcohol to 15 and 16-year-olds in February and March this year.

Their cases will be heard by Cardiff council’s licensing sub committee at City Hall tomorrow morning and the committee could choose to revoke the premises licence or remove the designated premises supervisor – or slash the times the stores are allowed to serve booze.

You can view the full documents for the meeting on the council website

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