Application for new pub licence
A PUB licence application for Barracuda Restaurant will return to Wicklow District Court in the first week of February.
A number of publicans in the Bray area are objecting to the application. They include John Duggan of The Martello who explained that the objection is based on the size of the development.
Mr Duggan said that the application for the licence is for the entire building.
The application came before the court last week, however due to the objections there was not time for the judge to hear the matter so it was adjourned to February 3. The Barracuda building is located on the seafront. It includes the existing restaurant, a ‘pub’ type area downstairs which was previously the Finbees coffee house premises, and some other spaces.
The owners of the building were granted permission in 2013 for a change of use to gastro pub at that particular area of the building.
The licensing procedure requires applicants to apply for the entire building rather than a portion of same.
They also subsequently carried out elsewhere in the building to renovate in order to move Finbees coffee house to the other side of the building.
The development also includes an ice cream parlour towards the promenade side of Barracuda.
The aquarium Sea Life is also included in the Barracuda building on the seafront in Bray.
Barracuda on Bray seafront.