A new takeaway aiming to keep the ‘Robin Hood of Nottingham spirit alive’ will soon open at a popular city center bar. Takeaway ‘Fryer Tuck’ has been given the green light to operate from Spankies in Goldsmith Street after plans were cleared by Nottingham City Council.
A new takeaway can now set up in part of the bar facing Talbot Street, with a new service window and ‘Fryer Tuck’ signs. The claimant in the takeaway plans said he aimed to add to the town he’s “always loved” through the restaurant.
Council papers describing the pub and other nearby night spots nearby, such as people queuing for Rock City, meant activity levels were very high throughout the evening and early morning. They felt that as a result, the proposed use would not make the area busier late at night.
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During the planning process, Nottinghamshire Police requested information about the security arrangements for the new takeaway service. The applicant replied that there would be on-site security, including CCTV and staff, in addition to the outdoor component.
A report from Nottingham City Council added: “The proposed external alterations are limited and are contained within the existing arched opening into Talbot Street. The proposed external shutter can be fixed in the soffit area behind the arch brickwork and, in the context of the existing opening, is not considered to materially affect the appearance or visual amenity of the street scene.”
Candidate Ahmed Kasim, in a planning document, said: “I propose to operate a new takeaway from the above premises and this request for a new service and signage window facilitates the proposed use of the takeaway I am a student at Nottingham Trent and have always loved Nottingham.
“It’s a city of culture, nightlife, sport and stories – a great fun and inexpensive city. It’s friendly, it’s exciting and has great transport links – the perfect location to embrace your independence.Love for small business and art has always kept me here and will keep me here after college.
“The site is located near a run down burger van which has closed permanently. It was a good location as it would prevent club goers from walking across town to get their food, instead , they would buy their food nearby and then take a taxi directly home.
“We’re proposing to give Nottingham residents a more premium product, with better food and faster service to get them on their way. We chose a name to keep the spirit of Robin Hood of Nottingham alive. ” Spankies was renamed in a nod to its much-loved predecessor when the venue was called Spanky Van Dyke’s.
Spanky Van Dyke closed after a New Year’s Eve party in 2017 after seven years. But the venue reopened as Albert’s was later closed and the bar reopened as Spankies.