Shorter hours for proposed Holy Corner pub over noise fears
A company set to give a former bank a new lease of life as a “super pub” has had a late licence curtailed after residents raised concerns over noise.
Signature Pubs, led by director Nic Wood, above, is transforming the old Bank of Scotland at Holy Corner in Morningside into a 300-capacity restaurant, bar and event space.
The company had applied to the Edinburgh Licensing Board for a 1am licence – but councillors only allowed it to open from 11am until midnight, seven days a week.
Caroline Loudon, representing the company, said she couldn’t accept an initial 11pm closing time proposal put forward by Cllr Nick Cook.
She said: “It’s a restaurant and bar with outdoor seating. We are a tried and tested operator.
“They are terribly restrictive hours that makes investment very tricky.”