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Tapas restaurant on menu for Town Hall?
6:00pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
DINERS could eat out in prison cells under ambitious new plans.
Proposals to transform Colchester’s former magistrates’ court, in High Street, into restaurants have been revealed.
Under the blueprint the Old Library would become a fine dining restaurant and the court a tapas bar.
The lounge would be turned into a coffee shop while themed dining would take over the cells.
A licence application detailing the plans has been submitted to Colchester Council.
If they are given the go ahead the restaurants would be open from 7.30am until 2.30am at weekends.
The courts have been out of use since March 2012 when all hearings were moved to the new magistrates’ court at St Botolph’s.