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.