SKY BAR: Gino D’Acampo’s new restaurant gets backing for late night opening
The licensing and gambling sub-committee granted the application
Gino D’Acampo’s new Liverpool restaurant has been granted a licence to stay open until 2.30am.
Gino’s 360 Sky Bar, in the new Innside by Melia hotel in the city centre, received backing from the council’s licensing and gambling sub-committee this morning.
The restaurant had already been operating under the hotel’s licence but restaurant bosses had applied to Liverpool Council earlier this year to allow the venue, and its sky bar, to operate under its own licence.
The plans had originally proved contentious, with ward councillor Nick Small and residents of nearby One Park West objecting to the late night opening hours due to fears of anti social behaviour and noise and a proposed closing time of 3am.
However, councillor Small and some of the neighbours withdrew their objections after restaurant bosses agreed to a range of conditions and brought the closing time forward slightly.
Alcohol sales in the restaurant and bar will stop half an hour before the 2.30am closing time.
Only one resident, James Keitley, spoke at today’s meeting and he withdrew his objections after receiving assurances that the hotel would not be hosting live music events and would monitor noise closely at night.
Speaking on behalf of the restaurant, Felicity Tulloch of Keit’s said the restaurant’s neighbours were “first and foremost, the hotel’s guests”, saying the restaurant would never want to inconvenience those staying in the hotel or elsewhere
She said that Jan Coskun, director of food and beverage at Gino D’Acampo Hotels & Leisure, would remain in contact with residents of One Park West and address any concerns they have in the future.
The restaurant also vowed to closely monitor sound coming from the venue.
The licensing and gambling sub-committee granted the application this afternoon, though the decision can be appealed within 21 days to the magistrates’ court.
Words: Nick Tyrrell, Local Democracy Reporter
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