Workington take-away success prompts restaurant idea
Last updated at 19:48, Thursday, 02 August 2012
A Workington takeaway has done so well in its first year that its owner is selling up to buy a restaurant after demand from customers.
Siam Molly’s, in Washington Street, has gone up for sale.
Owner Molly Lynch said she wants to sell the takeaway in order to buy town premises where she can run a restaurant and takeaway selling Thai food.
She said: “People come from Cockermouth, Whitehaven, Maryport and even Keswick for our food.
“Within a year we have gone from strength to strength and people have been saying we should have a restaurant since we opened the doors.”
She is hoping to open the restaurant by the end of the year and is looking at several premises in Workington which could seat 30 to 50 people.
However, she was concerned about buying premises not already licensed because of problems that her husband Denis Lynch has had with the licensing authority in the past.
Mr Lynch fought Allerdale council in court over conditions of playing music at the Middle Tap bar in Maryport which he used to run.
His appeal was granted with conditions but he is concerned that if he buys premises without a licence he will struggle to get one.
Peter Daley, Allerdale council regulatory services manager, said: “All applications are determined on their own merits.”
First published at 19:22, Thursday, 02 August 2012
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