Mi casa es su casa on Clarendon Road

Unknown-1On Clarendon Road there is an old boozer in need of some tlc. Casa Cruz is hoping to move in and transform this run down site into an up market Argentinian (with a British twist) restaurant. Unfortuately strong local objection is slowing down the process and if the Casa Cruz team headed up by the charming Juan can’t get the licence it needs, then Casa Cruz will move on and it will be taken over by someone else. So why should we want Casa Cruz? Juan is very keen on having a great rapport with the neighbourhood. The restaurant can really only seat around 60 people and they won’t be the type that fall out onto the streets in the early hours singing HAPPY. A huge amount will be invested in soundproofing the inside and the terrace which will have a sound proof canopy that covers the area most nights and on the rare occasion it is warm and dry enough to be off all day it will be brought down by 9pm. Rubbish will be kept inside until the morning so no litter scattered across the streets by the menace fox. The food sounds delicious – Ceviche,  Dover sole, Chilean sea bass and of course Argentinian Steak and veggies will be well catered for. Oh and I have to mention the petit fours – you know when you have a coffee and you just want a little something, not a full blown pud but a nibble of chocolate, well they do that too. And let’s face it eventually someone will use this old pub as a venue and they may not make the same concessions to the local community. Confusion started when a rumour was circulated that Casa Cruz was going to be night club, obvs a nightmare. In fact it will be a quiet smart neighbourhood restaurant and a doorman plus cctv cameras will ensure it is safe. At the moment there are 30 objections and 15 support letters. If you would like to support email –  [email protected] (ref LICPR/14/148796/01 123A Clarendon Road) and drop a couple of lines to the council saying you welcome Casa Cruz and if you are regretting your objection you still have time to withdraw it. santacruzco

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