Managed operator JD Wetherspoon opened its last pub of 2010 today.
The Post and Telegraph on North Street in the city centre is its fourth site in Brighton & Hove.It already has sites in West Street, Brighton Marina and in Hove.
The latest opening sparked controversy because it's located in a Cumulative Impact Zone — and prompted strong local opposition from a residents' association, a councillor, businesses and Sussex Police prior to the meeting.
But it occupies a site that has opened and closed a number of times — at one stage it was a sports bar called Gentleman's Turf.
Councillor Denise Cobb, chairwoman of the licensing panel, told a local newspaper in July: "It was a difficult decision because the premises already had a licence so it was a good opportunity for us to change it for the better.
"The company that have taken over the premises have a good reputation of engaging with the community and we hope they are successful in doing so."