Heaton bottle shop Champion has been granted a new licence ahead of an expansion that will see it add a bar and seating.
The Warton Terrace store was due before Newcastle City Council‘s licensing committee on October 24.
But after the only objection was withdrawn the shop has been given the go-ahead for its plans immediately – And will be offering customers a sneak peek of its future even before it closes for refurbishment on October 9.
Shop owner James Andrews said: “Im happy to announce that Champion’s licence extension was granted on October 2 after we managed to reach an agreement with the objecting resident and they withdrew their objection.
“That means that following our refit next week we will immediately be able to start serving drinks on site.
“And we are running a preview this Friday and Saturday (October 6 and 7) where we will have limited outdoor seating for customers to come down and have a drink to celebrate with us.”
Find out more about the shops plans here.