News

Nottingham will no longer be home to the only Hooters in the UK

todayFebruary 16, 2022 2

Background
share close

Hooters has been granted a license to open a venue in Liverpool – meaning its Nottingham bar and restaurant will no longer be the only of its kind in the UK.

The American bar and restaurant, located in the Hicking Building on London Road, is set to be joined by another restaurant on Water Street in Liverpool.

It comes after a petition was launched by a local councillor labelling the venue as “archaic and chauvinistic”.

Hooters is well-known for its scantily-clad waitresses and chicken wings and shows live sport for its customers.

Despite objections, members of Liverpool council’s licensing authority sub-committee gave their approval to applicant Beauvoir Developments Limited to move ahead with proposals, Liverpool Echo reports.

Karl Barry, licensing consultant speaking on behalf of applicant Rachael Moss of Beauvoir, told the committee that the application was for a “fully fledged restaurant with bar” that would be “family orientated during the day” and would seek to attract more female customers.

Mr Barry told the committee members: “This is not a US company coming in, this is my client who has spent a lot of money on this as an independent business wanting to set up for hers and her family’s future.

“This will be a high level, top class venue to the city, it’s a well known brand.”

He acknowledged that the application had been “controversial” but would represent a “prosperous business that will be beneficial to the area.”

He added: “The main thrust is to sell food”.



Hooters girls Aimee McCaughey, Jess Grice and Demi Wright
Hooters girls Aimee McCaughey, Jess Grice and Demi Wright

The venue has been granted permission to operate on Water Street from 11am to 1am Sunday to Thursday and until 2am on weekends.

Customers at the Hooters bar in Nottingham expressed their support for the famous company, praising the venue’s atmosphere, staff and food.

Former Hooters’ girl and comedian Katherine Ryan helped to launch the Nottingham restaurant in London Road in 2006 after it relocated from the opposite side of the road.

Following the meeting in Liverpool, Mayor Joanne Anderson expressed her disappointment at the decision.

She tweeted: “I’m really disappointed that the license for Hooters has been granted. Government should give local authorities more powers to refuse establishments. Licensing policy is outdated and we need to give communities a greater say in what happens in their areas.”

To read all the biggest and best stories first sign up to read our newsletters here .

Written by: thehitnetwork

Rate it

Previous post

News

East Midlands Airport: Jet2 gives Tenerife update as Spanish vaccine requirement dropped

Airline and holiday operator Jet2 has added additional flights and holidays to Tenerife from East Midlands Airport for this winter.It comes off the back of very strong demand from holidaymakers looking to enjoy some sunshine. The announcement was made as the Spanish government relaxes its vaccine requirement for British teenagers and allows them to enter the country with a negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior before arrival. With travel […]

todayFebruary 16, 2022 2

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

0%