Off-licence set to open in Wakefield bar

08 March, 2016

Permission has been granted for an off-licence to open on the ground floor of a city centre bar in Wakefield despite objections from the police.

A 24-hour convenience store with permission to sell alcohol until midnight is ready to open at the city’s Cave Bar on Westgate, under a variation of the premises licence, according to a report in the Pontefract and Castleford Express.

Wakefield Council is believed to have granted permission for the store despite police concerns over street drinking. The store is expected to operate as a convenience store until 10pm, after which sales will be made through a hatch monitored by CCTV.

Between the hours of 10pm and midnight, sales of drinks over 5% ABV will not be allowed. All alcohol containers will be marked with a code, which can be traced back to the premises.

The report stated: “In the circumstances, we have therefore decided that this particular application, whilst on the face of it ay appear likely to impact upon the Westgate area, in fact is more likely to reduce any impact with the reduction in its licensing hours and increased requirements upon its licence and the sale of alcohol.”




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Richard Hemming MW asks: what’s the next step for indies?

In the not-too-distant future, when all humans are born with inbuilt VR headsets and Trump is Supreme Commander of the Known Universe, how will students of wine look back on the present era of retail in the UK? And, in such a dystopian world, why would anyone care?

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter