Joiners Arms: New LGBTQ venue to open on site of iconic Shoreditch pub
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The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.
Planning consent has been given for a late-night music LGBTQ venue at Hackney Road in Shoreditch, which closed for redevelopment.
Developers have agreed to increase the size of the replacement pub along with £130,000 towards fitting it out and seeking an LGBTQ+ operator for at least 25 years.
Late night opening hours have been granted, up to 2am Monday to Thursday, 3am Saturday and 4am Sunday on a one-year trial.
The venue would be able to apply for those hours to be made permanent if there were no significant objections from neighbours including noise.
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The redevelopment also includes offices, shops and employment space.
The council sees the move as reversing the decline in LGBTQ venues across London.
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