Former Foregate Patisserie could become late-night bar

3214671102 Paul Jackson 07.08.14 Worcester - The old Foregate Bakery which is under offer. (9055958)

3214671101 Paul Jackson 07.08.14 Worcester - The old Foregate Bakery which is under offer. (9055954)

3214671104 Paul Jackson 07.08.14 Worcester - The old Foregate Bakery which is under offer. (9055965)

3214671103 Paul Jackson 07.08.14 Worcester - The old Foregate Bakery which is under offer. (9055960)

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THE former site of a popular bakery in the centre of Worcester could be converted to a new bar.

The Foregate Patisserie unexpectedly closed its doors in June last year after more than 40 years and the building has laid vacant ever since.

But Birmingham-based MyBodega ltd has now submitted a licensing application for the building next to the entrance to Foregate Street station.

Although the Worcester News was unable to contact the company, it is believed if the application is successful the building will be converted into a bar called Bodega, which will be open between 8am and 12.30am seven days a week, with a licence to sell alcohol between midday and midnight every day.

The company has also applied to be able to hold live music events between midday and midnight and play recorded music between 8am and midnight.

The application also includes provision for the sale of late-night refreshments between 11pm and midnight.

Adrian Field, manager of Worcester Business Improvement District (BID), a non-profit organisation working to promote the interests of companies in the city, said he was pleased to see businesses continuing to invest in the area.

"It is very encouraging to see interest at this unit which has been empty and at a key location in the city," he said.

"The same can also be said for the application from Edwards for the former Asilah Lounge in the High Street.

"We would want both to enhance the offering currently in place and to help further boost the reputation that Worcester is gaining for its great food and drink offer."

Asilah Lounge moved from the High Street to Broad Street last year but closed suddenly in June.

An application has been made to sell alcohol as well as for a live and recorded music licence at the High Street premises, which is due to be considered by Worcester City Council's licensing department.

The Foregate Street application can be viewed at the Guildhall between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Any comments on the application can be made in writing to Licensing Section, Environmental Services, Worcester City Council, Orchard House, Farrier Street, Worcester, WR1 3BB by Thursday, August 14.

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5:17pm Thu 7 Aug 14

citykid says...

Haven't we enough bars and clubs in Worcester,,
Haven't we enough bars and clubs in Worcester,, citykid
  • Score: -31

5:50pm Thu 7 Aug 14

brooksider says...

citykid wrote:
Haven't we enough bars and clubs in Worcester,,
Maybe but it's nice to see this one is run by a fresh face, with a good reputation, instead of the usual cartel.
[quote][p][bold]citykid[/bold] wrote: Haven't we enough bars and clubs in Worcester,,[/p][/quote]Maybe but it's nice to see this one is run by a fresh face, with a good reputation, instead of the usual cartel. brooksider
  • Score: 16

6:39pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Spetchley Dave says...

The Bodega in Brum is a lovely Tapas bar/restaurant. Hopefully this will be a similar place.
The Bodega in Brum is a lovely Tapas bar/restaurant. Hopefully this will be a similar place. Spetchley Dave
  • Score: 16

9:17pm Thu 7 Aug 14

worcestersfinest says...

citykid wrote:
Haven't we enough bars and clubs in Worcester,,
Not decent ones, no we haven't !
[quote][p][bold]citykid[/bold] wrote: Haven't we enough bars and clubs in Worcester,,[/p][/quote]Not decent ones, no we haven't ! worcestersfinest
  • Score: 10

9:23pm Thu 7 Aug 14

ac_wcfc says...

Thank goodness for this, I was worried that they might turn it back into a bakery!
Thank goodness for this, I was worried that they might turn it back into a bakery! ac_wcfc
  • Score: -2

10:04pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Small Town says...

Seeing as the umbrella company is already advertising for a head chef and other staff for 'their new Worcester bar' I'd suggest they are fairly confident of getting this passed through planning.

http://www.caterer.c
om/JobSeeking/Head-C
hef---New-Opening-Wo
rcester--Bodega-Cant
ina--Bar_job60081114


I don't quite understand the headline on this story though, describing it as a "late night bar" - it's going to be open (if they follow the example set by their wonderful bar/cantina in Birmingham) all day, not just late at night. Their food is top drawer, scratch made on the premises, so much better than just about any comparable outfit in Worcester currently.

Good luck Bodega - and Welcome!
Seeing as the umbrella company is already advertising for a head chef and other staff for 'their new Worcester bar' I'd suggest they are fairly confident of getting this passed through planning. http://www.caterer.c om/JobSeeking/Head-C hef---New-Opening-Wo rcester--Bodega-Cant ina--Bar_job60081114 I don't quite understand the headline on this story though, describing it as a "late night bar" - it's going to be open (if they follow the example set by their wonderful bar/cantina in Birmingham) all day, not just late at night. Their food is top drawer, scratch made on the premises, so much better than just about any comparable outfit in Worcester currently. Good luck Bodega - and Welcome! Small Town
  • Score: 11

11:12pm Thu 7 Aug 14

CJH says...

Small Town wrote:
Seeing as the umbrella company is already advertising for a head chef and other staff for 'their new Worcester bar' I'd suggest they are fairly confident of getting this passed through planning.

http://www.caterer.c

om/JobSeeking/Head-C

hef---New-Opening-Wo

rcester--Bodega-Cant

ina--Bar_job60081114



I don't quite understand the headline on this story though, describing it as a "late night bar" - it's going to be open (if they follow the example set by their wonderful bar/cantina in Birmingham) all day, not just late at night. Their food is top drawer, scratch made on the premises, so much better than just about any comparable outfit in Worcester currently.

Good luck Bodega - and Welcome!
I think the headline 'late night bar' is meant to more provocative than 'really nice place to eat'. Must be another WN reporter who has graduated from the News of the World school of headline writing. And why did they need three almost identical pictures of the building for this story plus a copy of a notice which is impossible to read?!?
.
On a more hopeful note, let's keep our fingers crossed that they do something to make this concrete block of a building a bit more attractive to look at.
[quote][p][bold]Small Town[/bold] wrote: Seeing as the umbrella company is already advertising for a head chef and other staff for 'their new Worcester bar' I'd suggest they are fairly confident of getting this passed through planning. http://www.caterer.c om/JobSeeking/Head-C hef---New-Opening-Wo rcester--Bodega-Cant ina--Bar_job60081114 I don't quite understand the headline on this story though, describing it as a "late night bar" - it's going to be open (if they follow the example set by their wonderful bar/cantina in Birmingham) all day, not just late at night. Their food is top drawer, scratch made on the premises, so much better than just about any comparable outfit in Worcester currently. Good luck Bodega - and Welcome![/p][/quote]I think the headline 'late night bar' is meant to more provocative than 'really nice place to eat'. Must be another WN reporter who has graduated from the News of the World school of headline writing. And why did they need three almost identical pictures of the building for this story plus a copy of a notice which is impossible to read?!? . On a more hopeful note, let's keep our fingers crossed that they do something to make this concrete block of a building a bit more attractive to look at. CJH
  • Score: 12

11:56pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Mobey says...

Well at least it's not another tesco. Pity it's not the bakery reopening.
Well at least it's not another tesco. Pity it's not the bakery reopening. Mobey
  • Score: 5

7:55am Fri 8 Aug 14

gormley23 says...

CJH wrote:
Small Town wrote:
Seeing as the umbrella company is already advertising for a head chef and other staff for 'their new Worcester bar' I'd suggest they are fairly confident of getting this passed through planning.

http://www.caterer.c


om/JobSeeking/Head-C


hef---New-Opening-Wo


rcester--Bodega-Cant


ina--Bar_job60081114




I don't quite understand the headline on this story though, describing it as a "late night bar" - it's going to be open (if they follow the example set by their wonderful bar/cantina in Birmingham) all day, not just late at night. Their food is top drawer, scratch made on the premises, so much better than just about any comparable outfit in Worcester currently.

Good luck Bodega - and Welcome!
I think the headline 'late night bar' is meant to more provocative than 'really nice place to eat'. Must be another WN reporter who has graduated from the News of the World school of headline writing. And why did they need three almost identical pictures of the building for this story plus a copy of a notice which is impossible to read?!?
.
On a more hopeful note, let's keep our fingers crossed that they do something to make this concrete block of a building a bit more attractive to look at.
I quite agree, the headline is somewhat provocative. Considering a high number of bars in the city open until 12, not really considered late night. I'm just waiting for one single councillor to complain, and the story to be blown out of all proportion.

Anyway, I'm in favour of it. If they do offer the same as their Birmingham premises, should hopefully be a pull to bring people into the city. Better than a vacant building!
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Small Town[/bold] wrote: Seeing as the umbrella company is already advertising for a head chef and other staff for 'their new Worcester bar' I'd suggest they are fairly confident of getting this passed through planning. http://www.caterer.c om/JobSeeking/Head-C hef---New-Opening-Wo rcester--Bodega-Cant ina--Bar_job60081114 I don't quite understand the headline on this story though, describing it as a "late night bar" - it's going to be open (if they follow the example set by their wonderful bar/cantina in Birmingham) all day, not just late at night. Their food is top drawer, scratch made on the premises, so much better than just about any comparable outfit in Worcester currently. Good luck Bodega - and Welcome![/p][/quote]I think the headline 'late night bar' is meant to more provocative than 'really nice place to eat'. Must be another WN reporter who has graduated from the News of the World school of headline writing. And why did they need three almost identical pictures of the building for this story plus a copy of a notice which is impossible to read?!? . On a more hopeful note, let's keep our fingers crossed that they do something to make this concrete block of a building a bit more attractive to look at.[/p][/quote]I quite agree, the headline is somewhat provocative. Considering a high number of bars in the city open until 12, not really considered late night. I'm just waiting for one single councillor to complain, and the story to be blown out of all proportion. Anyway, I'm in favour of it. If they do offer the same as their Birmingham premises, should hopefully be a pull to bring people into the city. Better than a vacant building! gormley23
  • Score: 12

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