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Planned Hoylake development will be 'high-class' cafe
2:30pm Tuesday 14th February 2012 in Letters
AS A resident of Hoyle Court, Hoylake, may I write with regard to the article this week in the Wirral Globe, in support of the venture to demolish the unsightly derelict toilets on the promenade and replace them with a high-class, modern cafeteria.
Yes, there are plans to make available a selection of wines for customers to complement the food service; but as somebody who has full knowledge of the plans and the integrity of the proprietor, I can inform all concerned this is not going to be a wine bar or public house and will not be open in the late evening.
On the question of an Alcohol Free Zone, there has been a permanent bar and function room for years only 100-yards away on the promenade at the Hoylake Sailing Club, which is open until late at night, with no problems experienced.
This project has been eight years in responsible planning by the proprietor, who has taken into account all local residents' worries and conservation issues.
The cafeteria will also not be any "greasy spoon" but a high-class, modern seaside quality food service outlet.
Anybody doubting that and wishing to see the quality in operation need only visit the seaside cafe on the promenade in West Kirby opposite the Marine Lake, which was recently purchased and renovated to modern high standards by the same proprietor.
I see the number of walkers and bird watchers everyday pass by my window even in this cold weather and I am absolutely certain they would welcome the comfort of this cafe on their travels, and in the summer it would be a great asset to visitors on a promenade which sadly lacks facilities of any kind.
The bottom line is, it will be a cafe first with a small wine and beer support service, not a pub and not open late in the evenings.
Laurie Dalton, Hoyle Court resident.