Planning application submitted for former Crosspool restaurant

Planning application submitted for former Crosspool restaurant premisis

Greencross Chemists Ltd has submitted a planning application to make alterations to the empty Aligarh resturant premisis in Crosspool shopping precinct.

Diagrams as part of application 17/05164/FUL appear to show a pharmacy-style green cross sign on the outside of the Sandygate Road building. A roof would be erected over the rear yard in order to use the ground floor as a cafe, with a yoga/pilates/wellbeing studio planned for the first floor. The plans also indicate the extension of the frontage to form a ‘street corner feature’.

View planning application 17/05164/FUL


Aligarh restaurant in Crosspool ceases trading

Aligarh restaurant has closed
Aligarh restaurant has closed

Crosspool restaurant Aligarh has ceased trading.

The Indian restaurant opened last October but appeared to be closed over the weekend, with a sign in the window stating it had ceased trading and apologising for any inconvenience caused. A cookery masterclass was due to take place today.

A spokesperson for the business said a statement would be issued in a few days. As of Sunday night, there was no mention of the closure on the restaurant’s website.

Another customer had a big party booked and when they turned up the place was shut and in darkness. Someone else said: “It’s so sad, I thought they would do well.”

Updated 5 October 2015:

This statement has been issued:

It is with great sadness and regret that we have to announce that Aligarh Indian Restaurant in Crosspool has now ceased trading.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but unfortunately it is a decision we have had to make.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers past and present for their continued support.

We are sure this will be a great disappointment to all our customers and the local community which we served however please rest assured that if we could have avoided the closure we would have.

We sincerely apologise to those customers who have been inconvenienced due to the closure. Thank you for your understanding.