Greggs has gained its battle to advertise sausage rolls and steak bakes until 2am from its division in London’s Leicester Sq..
The bakery chain had been gearing up for a courtroom battle in opposition to Westminster Metropolis Council after it was refused an extended licence to advertise late night time time meals throughout the sq., which is taken under consideration the centre of the capital’s nightlife.
Greggs had consider to attraction in opposition to the selection, with a three-day listening to on account of start on Tuesday.
However the bakery withdrew the attraction after reaching an settlement with the council.
The settlement means it would most likely promote pasties and sausage rolls until 2am, nonetheless devices from its scorching meals menu – along with pizzas, rooster goujons and scorching baguettes – can’t be provided earlier 11pm.
The shop ought to even have bouncers on the door, arrange CCTV and guarantee rubbish is cleared from outdoor the shop.
Greggs had hoped to start opening its Leicester Sq. retailer 24 hours a day from remaining July to serve scorching meals all by way of the day and night time time.
However the licence utility was blocked by the council over concerns the store would set off “late-night disturbances and delinquent behaviour”.
Councillor Aicha Much less, deputy chief of Westminster Metropolis Council, acknowledged: “Primarily based on the deserves of this case, Westminster have come to an settlement with Greggs that works for everybody.”
The settlement means it would most likely preserve open until midnight on Sunday to Wednesday, and until 2am on Thursday to Saturday.
“We’re happy to proceed to assist native companies and stay up for working with the corporate going ahead,” the council acknowledged.