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Another new pub is opening in the flourishing Crystal Palace triangle

Another new pub is opening in the flourishing Crystal Palace triangle
Mar 13, 2019 Shaking Hands 0 comments
This post was first published by My London on 12/03/2019.

Another new pub is opening in the flourishing Crystal Palace triangle

But is there already a ‘saturation’ of pubs locally?

You wait for one pub to come along… then you get three at once.

A pub chain has been given permission to open its THIRD pub in the Crystal Palace triangle.

Antic was granted planning permission to open a watering hole at 58-60 Westow Hill. That’s the former plumbing shop, Plumbase.

The London pub chain already runs two pubs in the same road, Westow House and Walker Briggs.

Not everyone is raising a glass

The plans received a total of 59 objections, although there were 23 supporting comments, too.

Councillor Stephen Mann, who represents Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, objected to the plans.

He said there was already a saturation of pubs locally,  was concerned about the loss of a shop use and thought it would impact nearby residents.

Some of the objections were in reference to plans from Antic to build three houses at the back of the site on the plot of an existing website.

But last month the company withdrew these plans.

The planning permission means that Antic has three years to start work on the site.

So, what will it be like?

It will open from 9am daily as a cafe and restaurant, ‘morphing’ into a bar in the evenings.

From Thursday-Saturday it would close at 12.30am.

Closing time is 11pm on other days.

Smokers out on the pavement will be ‘limited in number’ and not allowed to take drinks outside.

Antic wants to call the new pub Cambridge Coopers, a nod to the name of a shop that was on the site in 1965 and The Cambridge, a pub in Westow Hill that closed down seven years ago.

Speaking when the plans were submitted, Antic founder Anthony Thomas said: “I think it will be great for the already flourishing high street.

“It is a very attractive building but it has seen better years.”

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