Monday, 26 August 2013

Supermarket's plan for all day opening at the Civic Centre

A LARGE supermarket chain could move into Brent Civic Centre - with the ability to sell alcohol all day. Morrisons has lodged an application for a premises licence with Brent Council to sell alcohol from 6am to midnight every day, including Sunday, from within a proposed convenience format shop at the new public building in Engineers Way in Wembley.
However, there is concern that making alcohol so readily available in Brent Council's building is "unethical". The space at the back of the ground floor will be rented out by Quintain, the landowners, as part of the original agreement with Brent Council for the building since as developer it paid the construction costs.
A spokeswoman for Quintain said that no decision had yet been made on who would rent the space. She said: "The space will most likely be divided in to four or five retail units and we hope to agree tenancies by the end of the summer." The area is 1,200 square metres and there is a possibility a mezzanine could be constructed, taking the total area to 1,562 square metres. The library in the Civic Centre in the £100million building is 1,755 square metres. Laura Stubbs from the supermarket chain said: "We're in the early stages of discussion about bringing a Morrisons' M Local to Wembley. "We look forward to sharing our plans with the community should things progress."
Members of the public have until September 3 to object to Morrisons' premises licence application.
Courtesy of the "Harrow Observer"

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