Business district to fight plans to open strip club
BUSINESS in Birmingham’s commercial district are to fight plans for an all-night strip club.
A notice for a ‘sexual entertainment venue’ appeared on the window of 61 Newhall Street in the last few days.
The building, which was home to the former Cogs nightclub, is on the corner of Great Charles Street and Newhall Street.
Michelle Monaghan, who made the application on December 18, has proposed to name the establishment La Belle’s. The hours of operation would be 8pm until 6am every day of the week.
The application will need to be approved by a council licensing committee, and objections from the public and surrounding businesses must be taken into account.
The application has already drawn attention of a local business group who will oppose the plans. A Colmore Business Improvement District spokesman said: “Colmore Business District is the premier business area in the city and we do not feel that Newhall Street is a suitable location for a sexual entertainment venue and will therefore be making an objection to the application.”
> The former Cogs club in Newhall Street