New late-night food for Commercial Road

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HEREFORD’S late-night hotspot Commercial Road will have another new restaurant open into the early hours.

SFS Off License, located at 60 Commercial Road, will be refitted to serve Indian and Italian food until 1:30am.

It is the second premises, after the chicken shop Munchies, to have been granted a licence to serve late-night food in the area in the last two years, with the nearby noodle shop Wok and Rice also serving until 11pm since opening this summer.

Commercial Road falls within a special licensing zone, and any new applications in that area must prove that they will not increase the likelihood of crime or disturbances by attracting late-night crowds to gather.

However Varinderjit Singh, representing SFS Off License, agreed to use CCTV and employ door staff on Friday and Saturday nights to prevent any trouble.

Herefordshire Council’s Regulatory Sub Committee granted Mr Singh a license following a hearing yesterday (July 30) and he hopes to open the restaurant within three months.

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9:31am Thu 31 Jul 14

Hereford Voice says...

We have been discussing being able to purchase hot food late in Hereford for a long time, what's the issue? No wonder Hereford is like a ghost town the council need to get into the 21st century. Since licensing laws were relaxed several years ago the mass crowds that use to appear at 1am dissolved to a degree. Now clubs are open until 3-4am, people tend to go out later and in general nowadays there is more of a trickle of people leaving clubs at all times, so the days of a mass exodus are gone and the issues that came with that too. I should be able to purchase a Curry at 3am if I choose too, after all, I can still go to the 24 hours garage and buy a pasty or I can go to Tesco so what's the difference! Most of these small food establishments rely of their weekend trade. I am not surprised that a lot of young people think Hereford's weekends are not very good and choose to go to other towns and cities! Keep the business here! If they have their own doorstaff even better, that should keep the council and police happy...
We have been discussing being able to purchase hot food late in Hereford for a long time, what's the issue? No wonder Hereford is like a ghost town the council need to get into the 21st century. Since licensing laws were relaxed several years ago the mass crowds that use to appear at 1am dissolved to a degree. Now clubs are open until 3-4am, people tend to go out later and in general nowadays there is more of a trickle of people leaving clubs at all times, so the days of a mass exodus are gone and the issues that came with that too. I should be able to purchase a Curry at 3am if I choose too, after all, I can still go to the 24 hours garage and buy a pasty or I can go to Tesco so what's the difference! Most of these small food establishments rely of their weekend trade. I am not surprised that a lot of young people think Hereford's weekends are not very good and choose to go to other towns and cities! Keep the business here! If they have their own doorstaff even better, that should keep the council and police happy... Hereford Voice
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