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’.
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.”