Licence granted for Carluccio's restaurant in Fenwick's department store

Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio

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CARLUCCIO'S has been granted a licence for its planned restaurant in Fenwick's department store in York and will open in late June.

The alcohol licence was granted for the business to run predominantly as a restaurant from 9am-11pm from Monday to Saturday, and 11am-10.30pm on Sundays.

City of York Council's licensing board went against police pleas that the license only be granted for alcohol to be sold ancillary to meals. Sgt Matt France, North Yorkshire Police's licensing officer, said the force wanted to stop the rise of "chameleon premises" - venues which operate as cafes during the day, but become bars later in the evening.

The problem is particularly bad in York city centre's Cumulative Impact Zone, which now includes Fenwick's site, and while Sgt France said Carluccio's was a reputable business unlikely to attract crowds of heavy drinkers, he warned that a future operator of the site could use the licence to run a more troublesome business.

But Carluccio's agent argues their business model depends on allowing customers to buy only a coffee or a glass of wine rather than a full meal, if they want.

The board granted the licence with the condition that the restaurant maintain at least 100 covers.

Carluccio's will move into the first floor of Fenwick's, replacing the current second floor Fenwick restaurant.

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12:04pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Dave Ruddock says...

The board granted the licence with the condition that the restaurant maintain at least 100 covers.

What are "covers". Is it a technical name for something ???
The board granted the licence with the condition that the restaurant maintain at least 100 covers. What are "covers". Is it a technical name for something ??? Dave Ruddock
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12:15pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Pedro says...

Antonio Carluccio has nothing to do with the company any more.

http://www.telegraph
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io-Carluccio-I-spent
-25000-on-a-holiday-
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Antonio Carluccio has nothing to do with the company any more. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/finance/perso nalfinance/fameandfo rtune/10714321/Anton io-Carluccio-I-spent -25000-on-a-holiday- to-Bali.html Pedro
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12:18pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Platform9 says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
The board granted the licence with the condition that the restaurant maintain at least 100 covers. What are "covers". Is it a technical name for something ???
it's restaurant speak for food orders.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: The board granted the licence with the condition that the restaurant maintain at least 100 covers. What are "covers". Is it a technical name for something ???[/p][/quote]it's restaurant speak for food orders. Platform9
  • Score: 4

12:23pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Anniegetyourgun says...

I'm a bit confused here. Does this mean that Fenwicks will keep their store open until 11pm to gain access/egress to the first floor for the restaurant?

Dave - I think that covers means the number of meals served or bums on seats!
I'm a bit confused here. Does this mean that Fenwicks will keep their store open until 11pm to gain access/egress to the first floor for the restaurant? Dave - I think that covers means the number of meals served or bums on seats! Anniegetyourgun
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1:50pm Fri 25 Apr 14

YorkPatrol says...

I hope it's better than Jumbo's on Rougier Street
I hope it's better than Jumbo's on Rougier Street YorkPatrol
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4:16pm Fri 25 Apr 14

DaveBruebeck says...

Pedro wrote:
Antonio Carluccio has nothing to do with the company any more.

http://www.telegraph

.co.uk/finance/perso

nalfinance/fameandfo

rtune/10714321/Anton

io-Carluccio-I-spent

-25000-on-a-holiday-

to-Bali.html
He does, he's still employed as a consultant.
[quote][p][bold]Pedro[/bold] wrote: Antonio Carluccio has nothing to do with the company any more. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/finance/perso nalfinance/fameandfo rtune/10714321/Anton io-Carluccio-I-spent -25000-on-a-holiday- to-Bali.html[/p][/quote]He does, he's still employed as a consultant. DaveBruebeck
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6:13pm Fri 25 Apr 14

thecairnman says...

had a meal at Carluccio's at Trinity in Leeds one of the worst "Italian" meals I have had.
Yet I love his cooking
Will not be going to the York one
had a meal at Carluccio's at Trinity in Leeds one of the worst "Italian" meals I have had. Yet I love his cooking Will not be going to the York one thecairnman
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9:06pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

He probably made Fenwicks an offer they couldn't refuse.
He probably made Fenwicks an offer they couldn't refuse. Pinza-C55
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