Decision to be made on new Sea View Street bar and restaurant

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 18 May 2017

A decision is set to be made on whether or not Sea View Street is set to get a brand new trendy bar and restaurant next week.

Plans have been submitted to North East Lincolnshire Council by Lincs Design Consultancy, to convert the former Cleethorpes HSBC Bank located at the top of the popular Cleethorpes street, into a new bar and restaurant.

They will be discussed by North East Lincolnshire Council's planning committee on Wednesday and officers have recommended approval.

As previously reported, the HSBC bank closed in July, 2016 - blaming the rise of internet and mobile banking.

If the plans are approved the premises will be run by seasoned hospitality professionals from the Oak Ridge Group, who have a combined 90 years experience in in operating hotels, restaurants and bars.

It will create approximately 20 full and part time positions, with the firm also hoping to create apprenticeship positions to recruit from the younger end of the employment market and provide an opportunity to start a career in the hospitality industry.

In a statement regarding the application Lincs Design Consultancy said: "The vision for the building is to be a destination venue that slots perfectly into life on Sea View Street, offering guests an amazing all-day dining experience. Transforming the original venue of the bank, whilst still retaining the stunning features within – the visual aspect will not disappoint, and the concept is set to guarantee the future long term success of this significant building on Sea View Street.

"The current condition of the building means the structural integrity will remain as is, and original features will only be further enhanced in the refurbishment. The aim is to create a professional establishment, complementing the existing food and drink offerings currently available, whilst offering something a little bit different."

The plans show that the company wish to use fresh seasonal ingredients, including fish which in a nod to the area would feature prominently on the menu - with "an ever changing - catch of the day - board" alongside prime cuts of steak and vegetarian fare.

The application asks to operate six days a week, taking in brunch, lunch, afternoon teas and dinner. There will also be a great selection of freshly prepared cocktails, gins and craft beers to enjoy seated at a focal central bar area - positioned within the former high ceilinged banking hall.

Existing bars and restaurants in close proximity include; The Nottingham Public House and restaurant, The Agrah Indian Restaurant, Marples Tea Rooms and Tale of Two Bar.



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