Tapas bar plans for former pub
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.