New bar for Portland Road

An application for a Retail Liquor Licence and a Music & Dancing Licence for a new bar to be located on Portland Road has been approved following Thursday’s quarterly session of the Liquor Licensing Board.

The licenses for the bar, to be located at Building no. 65, Portland Road, Block 20B Parcel 298 in George Town (across from AL Thompson’s Appliance Centre) were applied for by Mr. James Moore.

Attorney for Mr. Moore, Steve McField said there are a lot of people in this area in the daytime who don’t want to go to the bars on Eastern Avenue.

This bar would cater for ‘people who want to kick up their heels a bit’, said Mr. McField.

He said that while many places that previously provided food and drink in the area had been destroyed, Mr. Moore’s building had not and he has spent a considerable amount of time re-modelling the place.

Mr. McField spoke highly of Mr. Moore’s character.

‘He’s a very nice man who has worked hard all his life and raised his family. He doesn’t even drink.’

Mr. McField added that he believed the bar would serve people in the neighbourhood well. Food prepared off-premises would also be available at the bar.

The attorney said he believed that since the hurricane people would be trying new ventures and there was always room in the bar business for people to make a living.

Mr. Moore’s new applications had been deferred from a previous meeting and the board made its decision in closed deliberations following Thursday’s quarterly session.

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