Homeowner fears ‘intimidation’ – as wine bar applies to open in Canonbury

Vins has applied to open in 93, Grosvenor Avenue, just around the corner from Canonbury station. Pic

Vins has applied to open in 93, Grosvenor Avenue, just around the corner from Canonbury station. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

A new wine bar could be coming to Canonbury.

Vins wants to open in Grosvenor Avenue, just around the corner from Canonbury station.

But first, it must get through Islington Council’s licensing sub committee on Thursday.

It has applied for opening hours from 11am to 11.30pm, and three homeowners have objected.

One said: “We already have two shops and a public house across the road. There has (and continues) to be a number of heavy drinkers in the area. They congregate in the seating area opposite the shops, it can be intimidating, and arguments often occur.”


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But Paul Jones, representing Vins, assured in licensing papers: “This premises will be an intimate venue with a dual purpose. We seek to be able to sell alcohol in the manner of a wine shop yet also wish to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises in a restaurant environment. On-supplies of alcohol will be ancillary to food.”

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