Plans to turn Yarm lingerie shop into micropub

By Nicholas Robinson contact

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Retail site: the plans for new micropub will see the conversion of a lingerie store
Retail site: the plans for new micropub will see the conversion of a lingerie store
A former retail site on Yarm High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, could be turned into a pub, a rare occurrence in the trade, which has seen vast declines over the years.

According to a planning application made to the local council in Teesside, the listed premises is a former lingerie shop, with the new owner intending to turn it into a micropub and bar, trading between 11am and 11pm.

Several documents have been submitted to the local council, which has yet to approve the application, including plans to change the shop frontage, a flood risk assessment, internal plans and information about residential properties.

The pub will measure 30.5 square metres in total and will employ one full-time member of staff, opening seven days a week.

No loud music

In the application, the proposer said there will be no loud or amplified music from the premises at any time and that any music would be played quietly.

The ethos of the pub will be to encourage conversation in a relaxed and social atmosphere, with a zero tolerance to antisocial behaviour through working with the local authorities.

Also, the pub will refrain from offering happy hour incentives as well as cheap drinks or any other buy-one-get-one-free offers to discourage heavy drinking.

There are plans to have four cask ale hand-pulls from microbreweries, as well as a real cider hand-pull.

Sensible drinking

The pub will work on half-pint and third-pint glasses to promote sensible drinking behaviour, while soft drinks and water will be provided for non-drinkers and drivers.

A range of craft beer in bottles and cans, for consumption on and off the premises, will also be available for sale.

There are no plans to serve hot food, but cold bar snacks such as pork pies and Scotch eggs will be available, along with items such as crisps and nuts.

A simple black and gold sign will denote the micropub’s name the Ale House, while inside most of the space will be taken up by the shop floor, as well as space for storage, as small kitchen and a toilet.

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