A TOWN centre restaurant owner has submitted plans for a wine bar nearby.

The Dean on Barrow Street was launched in 2019 at the former Willowbrook Hospice shop by couple Eddie Dean and Victoria Zsigmond Dean.

And during the current lockdown they launched new venue The Smokehouse By The Dean, which has been offering takeaway and is taking bookings for customers for later in the spring as restrictions ease.

Plans have been in the pipeline for a third venue, a wine bar, called The Dean Scene, set to launch later in the year on the corner of Barrow Street, with Claughton Street.

Eddie and Victoria Zsigmond Dean

Eddie and Victoria Zsigmond Dean

A formal planning application has now been submitted to change the of use of a unit at 39 Barrow Street from use for financial and professional services to a drinking establishment.

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Plans also include for a pavement seating area with installation of planters, heaters, canopy and window alterations.

The application, submitted to the council says there will be five full-time employees at the premises.

Proposed opening hours being sought permission for are midday until 1am on Mondays to Fridays, and Saturdays, and midday to midnight on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Standard consultation on the plans are open to the public until Wednesday, April 14, with a determination deadline set by the council for Wednesday, May 19.