It’s taken a while – but a planning application has now been made for “change of use” of the old Blockbuster Video store into a Brew Stone pub/restaurant at 38 Windsor Road – although in fact the main entrance will be – as now – in Hickman Road .
The premises had originally undergone a similar application when Domino’s Pizza been interested in setting up a takeaway on the same premises – but those plans didn’t come to fruition .
The latest plans provide for a change of use to a A3 restaurant, an “outdoor seating area”, the “conversion of first and second floor to seven bedroom flat” , and a new shopfront which will harmonise better with the surroundings than the old Blockbuster store .
Brew Stone’s original interest had been flagged up in February last year when it first announced it was intending to set up on the corner site (See PDN http://tinyurl.com/nwgqpry) .
Brew Stone already has a successful establishment n Swansea and is planning to develop the Penarth outlet as the foundation of a restaurant chain . It says it specialises in wood-fire cuisine, fresh salads, coffees, quality wines and craft beers. A new flue will be installed for a “wood-burning pizza oven”.
The application says “ adding a new restaurant in this area will develop Windsor Road as a pub for eating and drinking to the general public. The idea is to promote and unite all businesses on Windsor Road as a social realm with evening vibrance, energy and activity “
The application has yet to come before Penarth Town Council or the Vale of Glamorgan Council which will make the final decision.