Restricted operation for bar on agenda

A RECOMMENDATION to allow The Shout to operate as licensed premises under strict conditions within the Launceston Indoor Sports Arena will go before the Launceston City Council on Monday.
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Aldermen will decide whether or not to approve a place of assembly for the Racecourse Crescent bar, which the council alleged was operating outside its “members lounge” permit as a public bar in July.

The council believes the bar, which is operating with a midnight licence, went beyond what was originally approved – resulting in antisocial behaviour and its upstairs deck receiving numerous complaints from the public.

If the recommendation is passed on Monday, The Shout will be for the “exclusive” use of LISA members, their family and friends, must not operate as a general public bar or advertise itself as such and will not be made available for public hire.

Owner Anthony Whitehead must keep a written record of the names and addresses of every LISA member and invited guest who enters the bar, operate between certain times, with the maximum opening hour being 11pm on Saturday nights.

The controversial first floor deck must not be used as a place of assembly, no alcohol is to be consumed on it and no live sports can be shown.

One security guard must be on site from 6pm on Saturdays until closure.

Several alterations to the footpath and parking must also be made with specified periods of time.

The council has received 25 objections to the application.

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