Bridlington beauty salon wants to become a cafe bar


An application to license a disused beauty salon in Bridlington as a cocktail bar and cafe is due to be heard by East Riding councilors on Tuesday.

The East Riding Council Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee is set to hear H&L Group Ltd’s application to open The Garden at 25 Prince Street.

The company asked to sell alcohol at the bar from 10 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The request comes after Council approved the conversion of 25 Prince Street into a beauty salon in June 2017.

The premises, which was previously a tourist information center run by the Council, would have been put on the market to let in April 2021.

It also comes after several requests to convert former Bridlington stores into bars, including its former Marks & Spencer.

H&L Group’s bid seeks opening hours for The Garden from 7am to 12:30am, Sunday to Thursday, and until 1:30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

The candidates said they intended to open The Garden as an early morning cafe starting at 7 a.m.

The company also applied for a license for the premises in order to be able to broadcast recorded and live music and organize dance performances.

There are also plans to host DJs and karaoke nights.

The applicants stated that the exchanges would take place on two floors.

Three objections were filed against the application and the comment window before it passed before advisers close on Friday, March 25.

The plaintiff also detailed several measures he plans to take to drown out loud music coming from inside the bar.

H&L Group also submitted a separate planning application to convert the building in February, but it was deemed invalid and a new one has yet to be filed.

Councilors will need to approve permit and planning applications before the conversion can take place.

The application follows one filed in February to turn a disused electronics store in Quay Road into a wine bar and bistro.

It is one of many former shops in Bridlington which have faced requests to convert to pubs and bars since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.

An application to convert the former Memory Lane confectionery on Marshall Avenue into a micropub was approved in April 2020.

The claimants had to deny the pub would host debauchery and wild parties after objections from the Bridlington Central Action Group over its location near homes.

East Riding councilors passed the plans but banned live music in the venue.

The conversion of the former Dolphin Fish and Chips restaurant, also on Prince Street, into a GOAT sports bar was cleared in December 2020.

The council’s Licensing Act 2003 sub-committee approved Reece Holland’s application, but forced the closure of his roof terrace.

The decision came after residents of nearby Britannia Court claimed they could hear noise from the concrete building even when the windows were closed.

Councilors have approved Amber Taverns’ plans to convert the vacant Marks & Spencer in Bridlington, Prince Street, into a pub, restaurant and adult play center in March 2021.

The conversion, worth £1.2million, was approved despite claims from people living nearby that life would become unbearable due to noise and councilors’ concerns about gambling.

Councilors backed the plans after they felt getting the vacant store back into service outweighed concerns.


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