Tapas bar plans for for­mer pub

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both a pub and a buf­fet restau­rant proved un­suc­cess­ful.

In 2017 Tom Ali­son opened the venue as Dea­con Brodie’s, but the busi­ness lasted last less than a year as it failed to at­tract cus­tomers.

In Fe­bru­ary last year busi­ness­man Scott Townsend took over the premises and launched Stuffed World Buf­fet, sell­ing a va­ri­ety of in­ter­na­tional cuisines. It closed af­ter just a mat­ter of months.

Mean­while, BT has launched a bid to se­cure an oc­cu­pant for a for­mer gym in the city cen­tre.

The unit, also on Ward Road, be­neath the com­pany’s call cen­tre, has been va­cant since a women’s fit­ness com­pany va­cated it in early 2017.

It has been on the mar­ket since, and de­spite “some in­ter­est”, no one has taken it on.

Now, BT has ap­plied for a change of use for the unit, open­ing it up for use in re­tail, pro­fes­sional ser­vices or busi­ness, as well as leisure.

A doc­u­ment sub­mit­ted with the ap­pli­ca­tion stated: “Given the num­ber of uses pro­posed by this ap­pli­ca­tion, each has been con­sid­ered sep­a­rately to as­sess the ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of each use within a city cen­tre lo­ca­tion.

“Para­graph 8.8 of the adopted plan clearly high­lights the role which the city cen­tre plays and states that it con­tains a va­ri­ety of uses in­clud­ing re­tail, leisure and busi­nesses.”

The ban­ner above the door.

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