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Families square up for fight to stop nightclub on their doorstep

PUBLISHED: 00:00 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

FAMILIES are lobbying for Town Hall support tomorrow (Wednesday) to fight off the second bid for a nightclub on their doorstep. New licence-holders are trying again for a permit at the same premises, just six months after plans thrown out

Gemma Collins

FAMILIES are lobbying for Town Hall support tomorrow (Wednesday) to fight off the second bid for a nightclub on their doorstep.

New licence-holders are trying again for a permit at the same premises, just six months after plans thrown out.

Rob Miah had applied for permission to play music, host DJ nights and create a dance floor at the Laughing Buddha restaurant at Limehouse in London’s East End until 3am at weekends.

But the application was thrown out following a string of objections from police and furious residents who insisted the restaurant in Commercial Road, also known as Bar 653, was already being run as a nightclub.’

Now Milon Miah has come up with the new name of Zone’ for the premises and has applied to Tower Hamlets council to extend hours and stage live music and comedy shows, which is due to be heard at Wednesday night’s licensing sub-committee.

Residents fear drunken punters could cause havoc in the street like before, with revellers fighting and constantly shouting throughout the night.


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