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Ambitions to transform former Cleethorpes chip shop into new bar and restaurant

DEVELOPERS are seeking permission to press on with ambitions to transform a former Cleethorpes seafront fish and chip shop into a new bar and restaurant.

Ambitions to transform former Cleethorpes chip shop into new bar and restaurant

A planning application has been submitted to North East Lincolnshire Council to restore a section of the former Monarco Fish and Chip takeaway, on Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, into a "traditional" bar and restaurant.

By reinstating some of the grade II listed building's traditional features, it is hoped the council will give the plans the green light, so the building can be returned to its former glory.

The Monarco fish bar is understood to have closed down within the last 18 months, and the agents behind this new scheme, Ross Davy agents, claim the reinstatement of original features or new features, of a more traditional design, "can only have a positive impact on the application site and wider area".

The application, submitted on May 31, outlines how the whole shop front would be replaced and renovated, to include a new "traditionally designed" shop front and entrance.

Developers would strip out the redundant Kitchen fittings and replace it with a new bar area, kitchen and toilet facilities.

The new bar would be the latest in a host of popular bars and restaurants, already flourishing in the resort. Only recently, the likes of Harvey's Bar and Grill, now named Rift, and Gypsy Tears, now called 0 Degrees North, have undergone revamps.

And new venue Copper opened earlier this month.

In documents submitted to the council for consideration, Ross Davy say the building is one of the "best preserved" in the row of terraced businesses, and the re-design would look to retain most of its original character.

A new bespoke timber bar and servery counter will be formed and the proposal is to renew the doors and provide any new doors in a traditional four panel design with brass door furniture.

A key feature that is retained by all of the terrace, say Ross Davy, is the original cast iron arcade and balcony.

The former chippy has retained several original features such as brickwork walls, bay window at first floor level and stone heads and sills to the upper floor windows and doors.

However, the existing shop front is of a poor quality in design terms when compared to other shops in the area, according to the developers.

In summarising what can be seen as a progressive application for Cleethorpes, Ross Davy say the new plans would have a "positive effect on the building and wider area".

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