Baluga Bar to expand to include takeaway in Miller Arcade

Posted on - 1st December, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Takeaways
The Miller Arcade includes Baluga Bar - who are objecting to the plans Pic: Tony Worrall

The Miller Arcade includes Baluga Bar Pic: Tony Worrall

A Preston nightclub has lodged plans to create a takeaway next door as part of introducing a bistro to the venue.


Baluga Bar in the Miller Arcade wants to turn a former sweet shop into a mini restaurant.

Owner Gary Meehan has tabled the plans via architects David Cox.

Mr Meehan said he was not able to give details of the proposals at this stage, but that it would be an upmarket takeaway and bistro to complement Baluga.

He said: “We used to do food 15 years ago and it was very successful.

“With a fair few restaurants coming back up to this end of town we feel the time is right to revisit this.

“The takeaway is just one part of what we have planned, and hopefully if we gain approval I can say more about the bistro proposals.”

In documents submitted to Preston City Council Mr Cox writes: “The units will form part of Baluga Bar and will act as a kitchen and food server for the existing bar, as well as a small restaurant in its own right.

“The proposal forms part of the overall refurbishment of the building.”

Related: Miller Arcade plans to create restaurant, flats and roof terrace due for approval

The city council’s environmental health department has not objected to the plans.

However they do say odor control equipment and extractor fans must be installed.

They also say all outdoor seating must be cleared away by 8pm from the front of the takeaway.

What do you think of the plans? Do you visit Baluga? Let us know in the comments below

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