A York coffee shop wants to serve alcohol between 10am and 11pm every day.
The Bison Coffee Bar on Heslington Road has applied for an alcohol licence from City of York Council.
The café has two downstairs rooms and one upstairs room, with a outside seating to the front and a rear patio area.
Owner Nicholas West also plans to stage entertainment at the Bison, including poetry and comedy.
He says that the venue will “create a friendly atmosphere by demonstrating good conduct and core values at all times”.
Staff will be “spotting antisocial behaviour quickly and dealing with it discreetly” to help minimise disorder.
North Yorkshire Police originally objected to the alcohol licence application.
But they withdrew their objection after Mr West agreed to various conditions, including to operate the premises “predominantly as a coffee shop and not as a vertical drinking establishment”.
One person has objected to the application. They live in a property close to the Bison Coffee Bar.
They write: “While I have no particular objection to drinks being served during regular cafe hours, I strongly object to the lateness of the proposed licence.”
The development is “potentially out-of-character for the locality” and could cause a noise nuisance.
They add that the application “raises a very worrying concern that the terms of this licence allow Bison, now or at some point in the future, to become an out-and-out bar, something I strongly believe would not only be out of character for the area but a significant impediment to my peaceful enjoyment of my home”.
The application will be considered at a licensing hearing next Thursday, 2 November. You can find more details here.