Hove seafood deli granted drinks licence

Posted On 27 Jul 2011 at 2:39 am

A fresh fish and seafood deli in Hove has been granted a drinks licence but told it cannot advertise with an A-board just 10 yards away.

The Little Fish Market in Upper Market Street, Hove, was granted a new premises licence even though it falls within a “special stress area”.

This is an area where, in licensing law, tougher restrictions govern the granting of licences.

The applicant, Harry Richardson, also wanted to place an A-board at the junction of Upper Market Street and Western Road, Hove.

Officials from Brighton and Hove City Council had already turned down the A-board application and this was back by councillors on the licensing panel.

Mr Richardson’s case was that he was bringing back to life an empty double-fronted shop in a side street in the Brunswick conservation area.

The panel could not be swayed.

The Little Fish Market is expected to create at least two full time jobs and an apprenticeship at the premises opposite the Old Market Arts Centre.

The panel was told that it would trade as a fresh fish and seafood delicatessen and provide some prepared takeaway food but not fish and chips.

The drinks licence was wanted so that the deli could sell suitable wines and beers in addition to the food on offer to take away or for consumption on the premises.

It was granted from 8am to 8pm.

The small area at the back of the shop would include seating for up to 15 people to eat prepared food and have a drink.

There was previously a café on the site and a florist before Mr Richardson took over the premises.

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