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