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Wine Bar in Lewes!!!

On 12 Jun 2007 at 10:50pm For The Record wrote:
There is currently a planning application (LW/07/0631) to change Chaula's Indian take-away (Station Street) into a Wine Bar & restaurant.
If you wish to comment/object to the application, you must do so by 22/06/07. You can post your comments to LDC planning department on-line but this forum does not allow me to post the link so I suggest one goes into Google and enters "Lewes Planning online comments form"
On 13 Jun 2007 at 11:32am Smiler wrote:
Why should it be a problem, its right next to a pub that I'm sure creates more nuisance than 'a restaurant' restaurant ever will.
On 13 Jun 2007 at 1:01pm Maddy wrote:
Wine bar - hooray! I'm all up for cake and fine wine... All us classy ladies can now get tipsy on our way home every day...
On 13 Jun 2007 at 1:06pm ExiledfromLewes wrote:
out of in interest where will chaula's Indian take-away be moving too and what grounds do you want people to object to the application or are you just bringing it to the public attention.
On 13 Jun 2007 at 2:39pm new2town wrote:
Cool! Me wife would like a nice wine bar that's not smokey and Lewes used 2 have 70 pubs so it's lacking in the drinking stakes.
'a restaurant' is nice so lets hope their opening a bigger place.
On 13 Jun 2007 at 4:32pm The Super K wrote:
Wine BAR??????????
Yeah cause the other one lasted a long time!
Taking Bets how long till its a big named Cafe.........we could do with a Costa Coffee!!!!
On 13 Jun 2007 at 5:34pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Should applaude a local business expanding 'Record', rather than over priced boild in a bag multiple italian resturants and Pizza joints.
On 13 Jun 2007 at 7:18pm Mystic mog wrote:
Sorry 'Record' thought you were talking about Chaula's new establishment. However there was a restuarnat / wine bar there before Chaula's station street shop. It is a commercial street and there are many businesses closing due toithe narrow pavement, sub-standard pavement and traffic. it would be a shame if the businesses that close or move are not replaced.
What is your objection 'Record'?
On 13 Jun 2007 at 8:24pm For The Record wrote:
I did not say I had any objection - I was just using the forum to highlight the arrival of a wine bar in the town. However, I am rather cynical about a wine bar - I thought these were a fad during the "80's and no longer popular except in some London boroughs - looking at the comments, how wrong I was!
On 13 Jun 2007 at 8:28pm Keema Nan wrote:
Chaula's moving to the odd looking building in front of Waitrose. I would'nt mind a good old English restaurant where I could get a decent steak and the like.
On 14 Jun 2007 at 1:28am SHS wrote:
"due to the narrow pavement, sub-standard pavement and traffic" - very pertinent comment Mystic. Isn't it about time we had a (nother?) govt department in the district that had a legal duty to ensure the smooth and easy flow of pedestrians in a safe and pleasant environment? ESCC Highways are (1) not local to the town and (2) have a duty to ensure free flow of traffic but no duty to pedestrians or residents.
I collared that Green SM woman in the High Street on Saturday and when I asked her what her party planned to do about the excess of heavy traffic in Lewes she said 'oh, that's nothing to do with us, that's the county highways department, we can't do anything'. So much for local town councillors!!!! (See other thread). (Sewing anyone?).
On 14 Jun 2007 at 11:24am ExiledfromLewes wrote:
If you are bringing it to attention then thanks as it is intersting to know what changes are taking place in Lewes. As for the viability of a wine bar in Lewes if people want to open one than they are legally entitled to, and I can't see any objection being succesful for the reasons mystic mog expresses above about previous commercial usage.
Super K is also right that the previous wine bar didn't last long so it maybe difficult for this new business at first. The only thing i disagree with if that is what he was incinuating is if Costa,Pret a Mange wanted to buy the shop they could do it pretty much now if they wanted, due to the commercial status of the shop. They wouldn't have to do what some major shops or supermarkets do, which is to put forward a minor independent store up first so they can change the license so they can come in at a later date.
Lastly if you do object and it is dismissed, there is fairly likely outcome that you could be fined if they feel the reasons you put forward are spurious.
On 14 Jun 2007 at 1:39pm The Super K wrote:
Didn't mean it its ExiledfromLewes its just the way the last wine bar went!
Lewes the place for cafe's and charity shops!

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