Azure Capital's John Poynton is part of a proposal for a small bar in Claremont

Claremont councillors deny small bar

A plan for a small bar in Claremont devised by John Poynton, Adrian Fini and The Wine Store’s Robert Bates-Smith has hit a hurdle with local councillors rejecting the initial plan.


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Claremont needs all the help it can get. The main street was killed by the Quarter with almost half the shops having been vacant for significant periods of time these last few years. Surely residents moved into the area under the pretense it would be a vibrant social area of high density so why not add some vibrancy and open some cafés which become small bars into the night? Of course the ludicrous rents may also have something to do with the issue...

Could not agree more Lauren and as a resident of St Quentin's - practically above the suggested location - I don't see (and doubt will hear) any issues with noise or anti-social behavior. The "door-slamming" comment speaks volumes (cough) for the type of individuals that are rejecting what I suggest would be a tremendous addition to Claremont.

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