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The Star Inn The City, near Lendal Bridge, is given a licence
11:14am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
AN AWARD-WINNING chef’s new riverside restaurant in York has sealed its licence to operate following concerns by local residents, museum bosses and a water safety charity.
The Star Inn The City will open this autumn in the converted Engine House building next to Lendal Bridge and will be allowed to stay open until 1.30am from Monday to Thursday and until 2am on weekends, despite a number of objections and City of York Council’s environmental protection unit saying it should close earlier.
The business, which will have space for 130 diners, is a venture by Andrew Pern, who also runs the Star Inn at Harome. It will have to stop playing music at 11pm in its garden terrace and from midnight inside the restaurant. The garden terrace must also close at midnight.
A council licensing hearing imposed the conditions after people living nearby said the restaurant’s late opening times would cause noise problems. York Museums Trust had said the opening times should match those of its own venue, the Hospitium in the Museum Gardens, while the Inland Waterways Association raised concerns about alcohol being sold, saying there had been a number of deaths in the River Ouse recently.
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