It is set to open in a former bank building
A historic East Staffordshire bank is set to be reopened as a coffee shop and bar after ambitious new plans were given the green light.
East Staffordshire Borough Council’s planning committee has ratified the move to convert the old Royal Bank of Scotland building in Uttoxeter.
The building sits on the corner of High Street and Church Street.
Applicant A & G Uttoxeter Ltd has been given permission to change the use of the site from a bank to a bar and coffee shop.
It will operate during the day as a café, serving light bites and hot beverages, and as a bar in the evening.
Th news will be a welcome boost to Uttoxeter’s night life, which already boasts an array of bars and pubs for revellers.
The planning application says six jobs will be created, including two part-time roles.
There will be room for roughly 40 people in the new bar.
Opening hours are likely to be 9am to midnight from Monday to Sunday.
The building housed RBS until August 2018, when nationwide closures hit branches across the country.
It comprises of three storeys and sits right in the heart of the busy market town centre, next to ladies’ clothing store The Fashion Parade, which was once the Buxton & Bonnets clothes shop.
The building itself dates all the way back to the 18th century, when it was known as Bell & Dams, a clock-making firm.
It was turned into a bank in the early 1900s and acquired by RBS in 1929.
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