A former clothing store could become an Indian restaurant if it gets a liquor license.
Mowgli Street Food wants to open its Brighton branch in the former Oasis store on Duke’s Lane, but its initial plan to open at night has met with opposition from neighbors.
After three neighbors’ objections to the sale of alcohol from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week, the company reduced its proposed hours from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and from noon to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. .
The reduced opening hours are part of the Brighton and Hove City Council licensing policy for restaurants.
Neighbors were concerned that customers drinking early would cause disorderly behavior in the area.
A resident, whose details were redacted by the council, wrote: “We think the hours requested for the sale of alcohol are unrealistic and we are equally happy that the unit can be rented and will therefore add more” ambience “to the way we feel is unrealistic and will not allow us to enjoy peaceful sleep.
“It will also attract an unwanted crowd to the lanes at late night / early morning hours, resulting in drunk and messy behavior in what is called a prestigious lane.”
The terms of the proposed license would limit alcohol sales to people seated at tables with a main meal only, not standing or drinking at the bar.
Mowgli Street Food has agreed not to offer any delivery service or sale of alcohol.
The company’s licensing agent, details of which were also redacted by the board, said there were no plans to offer outdoor dining.
The agent said in a letter to the board: “Brighton is seen as a ‘hip’ place and Mowgli wants to be part of the thoughtful regeneration of Duke’s Lane and the surrounding area, which looks ideal for attracting first class operators. .
âMowgli wants to lead the way on this to bring an empty unit to life, which I’m sure will encourage other high-end operators to do the same, improving the quality of life for everyone in the region. “
Mowgli was founded seven years ago in Liverpool by a former lawyer Nishan Katona who is now a chef and food writer.
The license application is to be decided by a council licensing commission in a hearing scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 6. The hearing is expected to be webcast on the Commission’s website.