Monday, 30 May 2011

Drink Up

Worcester Park is set to get a brand new drinking establishment after plans to open the former CAZBAR premises were given the green light. 

Sutton Council has now approved the application submitted by Sutton based cabbie Stephen Moore and wife Sarah to open 'Centrals' bar at the premises in Central Road, with an extended licence at weekends. 

Centrals will be open from 8.00 am to 11 pm Sunday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 00.30 am on Fridays and Saturdays 0800. The late licence has initially been granted for one year, after which it will be reviewed.

Officials have also imposed other strict conditions on the new licensees, in a bid to avoid the noise complaints that surrounded CAZBAR.

As a condition of planning permission, the garden at the rear of the premises cannot be used for barbecues on any day apart from Sunday during 'family only' events. Live or recorded music and the use of televisions are also banned from the garden, which must also be closed at 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

Council officials will also insist that the licensees display notices on the premises and in the garden reminding customers to respect the neighbours and keep noise to a minimum.

In submitting his application, Mr Moore had said he is pitching 'Central's' at a more mature audience with no live bands or karaoke (although there will be a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights) and wants to encouraging the venue to be a 'community hub' with coffee mornings and a childrens' play area during the daytime.

14 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

oh dear, I do feel sorry for all the nearby houses and isn't there an old people's home behind it or close by?

Satruday nights have been pleasantly quiet wihtout drunks walking up and down the road since the Casbar closed.......let's hope the new opening doesn't cause problems again.........

WP Spur said...

So, the drunks from the Cazbar (note the spelling) were noisier than the ones from the Midas or the Worcester? I'm amazed you could tell them apart. Guess the art of curtain twitching lives on..

Anonymous said...

It was hardly 'curtain' twitching when drunks were throwing bottles in the middle of the road - they might have been from another pub, but all we were saying it has been quieter, and long may it continue, we were fed up of being woken up in the early hours of Friday and Saturdays

peter said...

It hasn't been quiet on Fridays / Saturdays for months since Midas Touch received a late licence. Thumping music until 1.00am! Has anyone else noticed this or reported it to the
residents association or the police? Now Cazbar is also going to have a late night DJ... not happy about this as it really isn't fair to all the homeowners who live nearby, as both these bars / restaurants are surrounded by houses, flats and old people's home!

Peter

Anonymous said...

I think that if you move near a pub or venue that is noisy or has a late licence, and you know that before you move there, then you are accepting the fact that you will experience some noise, maybe late at night.

If you live near a venue or pub that doesn’t have a late licence and then it gets one and creates noise late at night that you weren’t expecting I would consider that to be unacceptable.

Rick said...

Whether this business floats your boat or not, the prospective proprietor has pursued this in the most open and courteous manner, putting his full, specific proposals before residents and local authority, and ensuring everybody affected knows exactly, in detail, what he would like to achieve.

There isn’t exactly a queue of entrepreneurs fighting over this location – it’s the choice of this business occupying the unit or taking another step towards a ghost town. So if there is to be a bar here, I’m sure we’d all like it to be responsibly run. And from that perspective, Sarah and Stephen Moore appear to be ideal proprietors.

It’s a pity plans for a ‘secret’ local mosque have not been pursued with the same transparency and integrity. In fact, the contrast, between Mr. Moore’s plans for a drinking establishment and the ‘denied’ plans, by persons unknown, for a still undisclosed establishment could scarcely be greater!

I suspect even the teetotal among us would prefer plans for this ‘community hub’, to plans which are ‘community hostile’.

Ad said...

The Cazbar was very good for those who wanted to watch the football or have a half decent cold lager on the way home from the station.

As for a 'community hub' I think that may be difficult to achieve (best of luck though!). I just wonder whether the new landlord will be able to turn away the revenue that the daytime occupational drinkers and builders bring in. That was the real issue with the Cazbar and still is for all the other pubs in Worcester Park really.

These are the people who will drive everyone else away, they will no doubt revel in a new/refurbished venue to drink 14 pints over the course of the day whilst nipping to the toilet to powder their noses every 30mins.

Anonymous said...

I think if they had done the decor a bit differently and made it so the '14 pints' brigade didn't want to go into it then it might have been different, but as it is it just looks, even though its oly just opened, tired, you know they might be better to shut now, refurb to a higher standard and then re-open. When I have friends to say they are always saying lets go for a drink and I sadly have to admit there is nowhere I would happily take them in Worcester Park so we end up having to go to Wimbledon etc

Anonymous said...

talking of pubs what has gone wrong with the Worcester Park. It was a dreadful pub then got refurbished.....hadn't been there for a few years since the refurb (whcih was an okayish sort of cheap and cheerful kind of place) but wen tthere a few weeks ago and oh my god.....its dreadful, tacky, food abysmal, and I eamn really abysmal - have someone else taken it over - its almost at rack and ruin stage and front outside, well.........

Anonymous said...

I think its a brilliant idea! u have to consider the YOUNG and the old of worcester park!
need any staff with experience....babygirl0459@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I am off to the new bar on Friday and am excited that something interesting and more my age (fingers crossed) has finally come to town.

Anonymous said...

Popped in there recently, the owner seems how to run a bar ! Unfortunately the previous owner had very poor management skills , fight's and foreign people ! Very impressed by the quality of staff the New venue has ! Will be going back , defo

Anonymous said...

The old "crew" never really pop into the place ! I watched an England game in there months back and was amazed with the general friendleness ! Obviously it's not a sporting venue that attracted the un-wanted attention run by poor management, however , liking thier style !!
Like the fact they are catering for the community within W/P not just for the builders and the owners pockets !!!

Micky_mental66 said...

went in their recently and what an improvement!!.. i see new faces happy faces no donuts spoiling for a fight , beer was good it was warm and a very freindly atmosphere..so much better than old cazbar..no offence,,shame more people dont use it, the guy with the beard seemed to be the boss, and service was rapid, and it was busy...

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