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Late night booze plan for Preston Guild Hall

Posted on - 4th November, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council
Signage has been changed out the front of the Guild Hall and trees removed

Signage has been changed out the front of the Guild Hall and trees removed

Preston Guild Hall is applying for a later booze licence as the Rigby revamp continues.

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The venue has applied for an all week licence to serve alcohol until 2am every day and start serving from 9am.

Currently the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre can serve alcohol from 11am to 11pm on Mondays to Saturdays, while on Sunday it is restricted to 12noon to 10.30pm.

The Guild Hall moved from public ownership into the hands of local multi-millionaire Simon Rigby in mid-October.

He has pledged £1 million in renovating the venue and bringing the Guild Hall’s shopping arcade back into life.

His operations manager Richard Simpkin has also targeted upping the number and diversity of shows the venue is booking.

The expanded alcohol licence is likely to allow the Guild Hall to open later and put on different kinds of events.

The current licence means only special events such as the Mayor’s Charity Ball or the New Year’s Eve Ball could serve alcohol past the 11pm cut off.

Anyone wishing to give comments to Preston City Council’s licensing department on the plan must do so by Tuesday 25 November by emailing licensing@preston.gov.uk

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