It caused such criticism that the developers pledged to go back to the drawing board.
Today the controversial plan to turn part of Stonebow House in York into a food and dining hall has returned – aiming to turn an “eyesore” into a “social city hub”.
And Try Market Halls say the scheme could create more 100 permanent jobs.
The company withdrew their original licensing application in June. It followed concerns from police who wanted earlier closing times, council staff who wanted it to operate as a restaurant rather than a bar, and neighbours worried about noise and anti-social behaviour.
Among those criticising the plans were elderly residents of Lady Hewley Cottages next door to Stonebow House.
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