Cock­tail bar gets go-ahead de­spite ‘crime and noise’ fear

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

AN ‘up­mar­ket cock­tail’ bar is set to open de­spite fears its late-night li­cence could ‘put the pub­lic at risk’.

The venue will be brought to Bramhall, Stock­port, by Liq­uid Art Group, which also op­er­ates the fash­ion­able likes of The Cel­lar in Al­trin­cham and West Dids­bury’s The Draw­ing Room. Li­cens­ing chiefs have granted per­mis­sion for the bar to open un­til 2.30am on Fri­days and Satur­days and half-past mid­night dur­ing the rest of the week - although no al­co­hol can be served in the fi­nal half-hour. James Fen­nell, co-founder of Liq­uid Art Group, said he was ‘very happy’ with the de­ci­sion and looked for­ward to the bar open­ing its doors ‘hope­fully by sum­mer’.

But Coun Brian Bag­nall said that res­i­dents were wor­ried about the pos­si­bil­ity of noise, dis­tur­bance and even crime.

He said the pro­posed hours were ‘too late and too long’ and raised con­cerns over noise nui­sance.

Mr Fen­nel said he was un­aware of any ob­jec­tions, ad­ding that Liq­uid Art Group’s other venues had a good track record.

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