Restaurants apply for Friars Walk alcohol licences

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THE restaurants Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito have applied for premises licences for their new Friars Walk outlets in Newport, part of the multi-million-pound city centre shopping and restaurant complex and regeneration scheme.

The licences would apply to Units R2A and R4 of Usk Plaza respectively and would allow them to sell alcohol between 10am and midnight, sell late-night refreshment between 11pm and 12.30am, and play recorded music between 8am and 12.30am Monday to Sunday.

Friars Walk, which is being backed by a £90 million loan from Newport council, is due to open in November next year and businesses already signed up to take space include Cineworld, Next, Topshop and restaurants including Nandos and Cosmo.

Work at the site is coming on apace with steel frames going up above the level of a perimeter fence put up while work goes on.

Developers Queensberry and contractors Bowmer and Kirkland are starting construction with what will become the Debenhams store, and will demolish part of the former Iceland building.

To comment on the applications, write to the Licensing Team, Public Protection, Newport council, Information Station, Queensway, Newport, NP20 4AX before September 15.

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7:22am Mon 25 Aug 14

john.hall1000 says...

Is there any supermarkets going in the new centre, that's what the town needs, not expensive restaurants and clothes shops.
Is there any supermarkets going in the new centre, that's what the town needs, not expensive restaurants and clothes shops. john.hall1000
  • Score: -23

12:20pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Magor says...

I went in the new Debenhams in Hereford on Friday it was empty the one in Cardiff is never that busy,I dont know what all the fuss is about.
I went in the new Debenhams in Hereford on Friday it was empty the one in Cardiff is never that busy,I dont know what all the fuss is about. Magor
  • Score: -16

1:25pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Tony Soprano says...

Nothing but negative comments on here, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't!! Get a grip people, Newport needs a lift & this can only improve our city
Nothing but negative comments on here, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't!! Get a grip people, Newport needs a lift & this can only improve our city Tony Soprano
  • Score: 33

1:40pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Jinxey says...

john.hall1000 wrote:
Is there any supermarkets going in the new centre, that's what the town needs, not expensive restaurants and clothes shops.
If it makes you feel any better about the development then yes. There is a Sainsburys opening in entrance to the Kingsway Centre that will be fronting on to the new development.
[quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: Is there any supermarkets going in the new centre, that's what the town needs, not expensive restaurants and clothes shops.[/p][/quote]If it makes you feel any better about the development then yes. There is a Sainsburys opening in entrance to the Kingsway Centre that will be fronting on to the new development. Jinxey
  • Score: 20

3:18pm Mon 25 Aug 14

john.hall1000 says...

Jinxey wrote:
john.hall1000 wrote:
Is there any supermarkets going in the new centre, that's what the town needs, not expensive restaurants and clothes shops.
If it makes you feel any better about the development then yes. There is a Sainsburys opening in entrance to the Kingsway Centre that will be fronting on to the new development.
Is this new sainsburys going to be a superstore or just a small store, like tesco's metro or express size?.
[quote][p][bold]Jinxey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: Is there any supermarkets going in the new centre, that's what the town needs, not expensive restaurants and clothes shops.[/p][/quote]If it makes you feel any better about the development then yes. There is a Sainsburys opening in entrance to the Kingsway Centre that will be fronting on to the new development.[/p][/quote]Is this new sainsburys going to be a superstore or just a small store, like tesco's metro or express size?. john.hall1000
  • Score: -8

4:26pm Mon 25 Aug 14

zooportandproudofit says...

Will Sainsburys have an alcohol licence also ?
Will Sainsburys have an alcohol licence also ? zooportandproudofit
  • Score: -12

5:51pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Jinxey says...

john.hall1000 wrote:
Jinxey wrote:
john.hall1000 wrote:
Is there any supermarkets going in the new centre, that's what the town needs, not expensive restaurants and clothes shops.
If it makes you feel any better about the development then yes. There is a Sainsburys opening in entrance to the Kingsway Centre that will be fronting on to the new development.
Is this new sainsburys going to be a superstore or just a small store, like tesco's metro or express size?.
Probably one of their Sainsburys locals. I doubt they would get a full size one on the site...
[quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jinxey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: Is there any supermarkets going in the new centre, that's what the town needs, not expensive restaurants and clothes shops.[/p][/quote]If it makes you feel any better about the development then yes. There is a Sainsburys opening in entrance to the Kingsway Centre that will be fronting on to the new development.[/p][/quote]Is this new sainsburys going to be a superstore or just a small store, like tesco's metro or express size?.[/p][/quote]Probably one of their Sainsburys locals. I doubt they would get a full size one on the site... Jinxey
  • Score: 2

7:26pm Mon 25 Aug 14

sooty001 says...

Tony Soprano wrote:
Nothing but negative comments on here, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't!! Get a grip people, Newport needs a lift & this can only improve our city
Tend to agree with you there but I can understand people being so downcast about the project because we have had so many false starts.
Still it is nice to see the steelwork going up and knowing that at last the dream has become a reality.
[quote][p][bold]Tony Soprano[/bold] wrote: Nothing but negative comments on here, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't!! Get a grip people, Newport needs a lift & this can only improve our city[/p][/quote]Tend to agree with you there but I can understand people being so downcast about the project because we have had so many false starts. Still it is nice to see the steelwork going up and knowing that at last the dream has become a reality. sooty001
  • Score: 4

11:53am Tue 26 Aug 14

DavidMclean says...

Tony Soprano wrote:
Nothing but negative comments on here, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't!! Get a grip people, Newport needs a lift & this can only improve our city
I totally agree. What Newport needs is more foreign owned (ie. not Welsh) multinational businesses sucking profit out of the area in exchange for a few minimum wage, zero hour, part-time jobs. It can only be good for the city in the long run.
[quote][p][bold]Tony Soprano[/bold] wrote: Nothing but negative comments on here, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't!! Get a grip people, Newport needs a lift & this can only improve our city[/p][/quote]I totally agree. What Newport needs is more foreign owned (ie. not Welsh) multinational businesses sucking profit out of the area in exchange for a few minimum wage, zero hour, part-time jobs. It can only be good for the city in the long run. DavidMclean
  • Score: -9

12:41pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Walter Devereux says...

DavidMclean wrote:
Tony Soprano wrote:
Nothing but negative comments on here, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't!! Get a grip people, Newport needs a lift & this can only improve our city
I totally agree. What Newport needs is more foreign owned (ie. not Welsh) multinational businesses sucking profit out of the area in exchange for a few minimum wage, zero hour, part-time jobs. It can only be good for the city in the long run.
Give it up Dave, that is how the economy works. Each town does not have a central bank and its own currency. And what is with you obsession with "Welsh"? You would rather money go to a business based in Anglesey than Tutshill?
[quote][p][bold]DavidMclean[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony Soprano[/bold] wrote: Nothing but negative comments on here, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't!! Get a grip people, Newport needs a lift & this can only improve our city[/p][/quote]I totally agree. What Newport needs is more foreign owned (ie. not Welsh) multinational businesses sucking profit out of the area in exchange for a few minimum wage, zero hour, part-time jobs. It can only be good for the city in the long run.[/p][/quote]Give it up Dave, that is how the economy works. Each town does not have a central bank and its own currency. And what is with you obsession with "Welsh"? You would rather money go to a business based in Anglesey than Tutshill? Walter Devereux
  • Score: 7

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