Two more Scarborough eateries get outdoor seating licence

Two more Scarborough eateries have been granted pavement licences under a new government scheme.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 12:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 2:43 pm
Harbour Bar
Harbour Bar

After securing permission to sell alcohol for the first time in its 75-year history, the town’s iconic Harbour Bar can now put more tables and chairs outside the Sandside premises.

The Harbour Bar is known to people around the world as the traditional yellow and red-fronted ice cream and milkshake bar that is as popular today as when it opened its doors in 1945.

Owner Giulian Alonzi’s family started the business and earlier this year he decided to opt for something new to help recover from the pandemic, alcohol milkshakes and ice creams.

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Scarborough Council has also issued a pavement licence to Lezzet Mediterranean Bistro & Grill in Aberdeen Walk for outdoor seating for its customers.

The new government legislation, designed to promote economic recovery and growth in response to the coronavirus pandemic, has introduced an easier pavement licence application process for businesses that already serve food and drink.

Planning permission is also temporarily waived for pavement licences and the process is sped up to limit the waiting times for those applying.

The aim of the legislation is to help protect hospitality businesses and give them the opportunity to maximise their income potential whilst social distancing measures remain in place.

As part of the decision-making process, Scarborough Council consults with its own environmental health team, the highways authority, North Yorkshire Police and the public.

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