Pizzeria for the former site of Patisserie Valerie in Bournemouth

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Details have been revealed for the proposed former site of Patisserie Valerie at Post Office Road.

A restorer has submitted planning and licensing applications to the BCP Council.

Meanwhile, a sign has been placed on the door to the premises, which reads: ‘Opening soon. Mamma Mia pizzeria restaurant. Wood oven. »

Mohammed Daimallah filed a planning application for the change of use of the premises to a restaurant and take-out sale and the erection of an extraction duct.

A planning and heritage statement from Bournemouth-based HLF Planning said: ‘The bid site is one of several vacant units in Post Office Road.

“Last use as Patisserie Valérie, the premises offered a variety of sweet cakes and hot drinks, which since 2020 fall under use class E.

“The premises are being taken over by a restaurant owner looking to primarily serve pizza alongside a variety of Italian dishes.”

He said the main purpose of the restaurant is to serve food to customers with provision for around 20 seats inside and another 16 outside – subject to obtaining a tables and chairs license requested separately.

The statement read: “It is possible that this will remain an ancillary function to the main restaurant, but with the growing popularity of app-based delivery services, it is hoped that a healthy business can grow on take-out services alongside restaurant covers.”

The site has been vacant for some time since the closure of the Pâtisserie Valérie café.

If approved, the Mamma Mia restaurant would be open from 8 a.m. for breakfast until midnight all week.

The statement said the use of takeout would give the business the opportunity to compete with other locals in the area.

A separate premises license application from Mr. Daimallah requests permission to provide alcohol from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and late-night refreshments from 11 p.m. to midnight.

Consultation on the permit application closes Sept. 6, while residents have until Oct. 7 to comment on the development application.

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