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.